Gor Mahia Coach Fires a Warning Shot to His Players

Gor Mahia head coach Steve Pollack has given a stern warning to his side over sluggishness after an unimpressive showing during their match against Zoo Kericho.

Boniface Omondi was K’Ogalo’s hero as he struck the winning goal against the Kericho-based side at Afraha Stadium on Sunday.

The winger’s goal helped K’Ogalo go top in the KPL standings with one match at hand.

However, their display was not convincing and Pollack openly admitted his frustration.

“A few of these players have to look at themselves and say did I play at the level that I can or have been playing?

“Overall I’m happy with the result but we have to improve our decision making, keep it simple, improve our movement and the quality of passes. The defence played well, they soaked it up and hardly gave them any chance,” the Englishman said.

“I think that’s a question you have to ask the players because it surprised me because we’ve had a good training session and they looked really sharp. It could be they’re tired or aren’t eating well; things that have nothing to do with their abilities on the pitch.

“They looked sluggish in the first half but came out a lot better because I gave them a good talk during the break. It wasn’t much better so we decided now is the time to make some changes and I felt we sort of clicked into gear.

“The last game we played well on Wednesday and although we lost against USM we were also good on the ball. This was not at that level but because it’s a new coach and a lot of new players we have to try and get some momentum,” Pollack continued.

Gor were eliminated from CAF Champions League first-round after succumbing to a 6-1 aggregate loss against USM Alger, dropping to the Confederation Cup where they have been seeded in Pot B of the draws.

Pollack left the country for his native land, Finland, leaving Gor in safe hands and believing that the international break will be good enough for his side to recuperate.

“I feel the international break is going to do us good because they have a few days to rest and then we can work on a few things.”