Gor Mahia coach back his midfielders to step up in Muguna’s absence

Gor Mahia coach back his midfielders to step up in Muguna’s absence

Gor Mahia head coach Steve Pollack believes the players he has at his disposal are capable of filling the boots left by captain Kenneth Muguna.

Muguna didn’t feature in the club’s weekend draw against Ulinzi Stars with rumors strife that he had requested to be released by the club and while acknowledging the importance of his midfielder, Pollack backed his players to rise to the occasion in their coming games.

“Of course he is a good player and when you miss such a player in a game you are going to lose a bit of momentum further afield but there are players who can do what he does and I treat my players all the same,” Pollack said after the Ulinzi game.

Wrong Decisions

On the game, the tactician believes they didn’t get their decisions right and hailed Ulinzi for defending well through the game.

“We had most in possession but the problem was in the last further of the field, my decision making wasn’t the best. We don’t keep it simple enough or quick enough for today with a lot we have done,” Polack added.

“Don’t take nothing away from Ulinzi Stars because they defended really well our goalkeeper had only one save to make and I think it was in the second half,” Pollack added.

Despite the draw, Gor Mahia still leads the Kenyan Premier League log with 25 points, four points above second-placed Tusker FC who have played a game more.