The former Harambee Star further said why Ingwe and K’Ogalo will still attract good players
AFC Leopards legend Charles Okwemba believes the failure to replace quality at Gor Mahia led to their fight.
K’Ogalo did not perform his best in the Football Kenya Federation Premier League, but won the FKF Shield Cup for the right to play in the Caf Confederation Cup next season. The former midfielder is not happy with the charges in Nairobi.
Why is Gor Mahia struggling?
‘Remember that at some point we had real quality in the team, like [Meddie] Kagere, [Michael] Olunga, [Jacques] Tuyisenge and the like, ”Okwemba said Purpose on Wednesday.
“All of these were good players, but when they left, who replaced them? You can not expect to maintain your level without replacing quality with quality.
“It will be the same case next season, if they do not get good players, they will definitely struggle to achieve their goals. Football is not rocket science, it’s simple.”
How will the financial battle affect Gor Mahia and Leopards?
In the ongoing campaign, K’Ogalo lost Charles Momanyi, Kenneth Muguna, and is on the verge of losing Clifton Miheso, whose contract with the club has expired.
It is not green on the other hand; Ingwe is also struggling financially and many players will leave after the end of the season.
“It’s hard these days, without money you can not convince a good player to stay,” Okwemba continued.
“That’s why we saw Gor Mahia lose some good players. If the two teams do not get a consistent source of revenue, I do not expect them to attract quality players.
‘But that does not mean they will not sign some good players, they will, especially those who are desperate to get into football. They understand that you have a chance to be noticed when you play for one of the two teams.
“I do not expect Gor and Ingwe to fall into the relegation zone, but to be honest, they will struggle to fit the teams that are doing well financially.”