The new coach has overseen his first game since replacing Manuel Vaz Pinto at the helm of the club
Gor Mahia head coach Mark Harrison has revealed that he made three changes against Kakamega Homeboyz because he was not impressed with the professionalism of some of his players.
It was Harrison’s first game in charge since being appointed coach, and he was able to get a 1-0 win over Kakamega Homeboyz in the Premier League, but it was the changes he made that raised eyebrows.
Goalkeeper Samuel Njau was one of the surprise inclusions in the first team. Fred Nkata played because Geoffrey Ochieng was injured, while Joachim Oluoch was also lined up in the defensive line.
Lack of professionalism?
Njau dropped Moses Mudavadi for Homeboyz’s first penalty, but Wanga did not score after the goalkeeper saved. He also later saved a penalty kick from Francis Omondi.
‘I have to be honest; we made three changes before the [Kakamega Homeboyz] game because we had problems with the players. I was not satisfied with their professionalism. This is something I had to do, because as a coach things happen like this in life, “Harrison told the media before Sunday’s game against KCB.
“I’m not going to elaborate on that anymore, but it’s a situation that is understandable. We’re fine and we can move on now.”
Harrison – lessons from the Kakamega Homeboyz game – explained what he needs to do for his boys going forward.
“I was a little unimpressed by the performance, but the boys gave it their all,” he added.
“They were very competitive and gave their 100%. We can do much better with the ball and have complete control over the ball.”
He further explained how he will use the current season to prepare for the 2021/22 campaign: “There is nothing more to achieve because we have three more games to go. We will use it to build a platform “To help the players know each other and give them an idea of how I would like them to play,” he added.
“In the new season we will of course be a challenge to win the league and reach the Caf Confederations Cup as far as possible, especially in the group stage, but to be able to do that we have to do much better.”
The 1-0 victory over Kakamega Homeboyz was a good morale for a team that has not won in the last seven games.