In a week that started with unwelcomed news of star striker Meddie Kagere ditching the club for cross-border rivals Simba SC, Gor Mahia gave the most perfect response by whitewashing Posta Rangers 5-0 in their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Moi Stadium, Kisumu, Tuesday (26)
Rwandese Kagere signed a multi million shilling contract with the Tanzanian giants, stunning his Kenyan employers.
The news came at the eve of Gor’s league match against Posta who also lost a key player with first choice keeper Patrick Matasi joining Tusker FC.
However, only one team seemed to have suffered a major setback. A goal each from Kagere’s international teammate Jacques Tuyisenge and Ephrem Guikan, he who should be the major beneficiary from Kagere’s departure, had the reigning champions 2-0 ahead at the interval before George Odhiambo added a second half brace and midfielder Lawrence Juma completed the rout with the fifth.
The emphatic result saw the Everton-bound side stretch their lead at the top by 12 points and with two games in hand. Head coach Dylan Kerr couldn’t have been happier.
“We started the game in a positive manner after a shock departure (Kagere). I told the team to score goals and we did exactly that and should have had many more.
“Two goals ruled out for off-side, two hit the bar, four amazing saves by the Posta keeper and four missed efforts,” He told Gor Mahia’s official website.
Kerr further reiterated on the importance of the team working together, insisting that Kagere’s departure shouldn’t change much.
“This team is about everyone. NOT one player. I am very proud of this team and l can say we are on the right direction,” He added.
Kogalo will remain in Kisumu and prepare for Friday’s league clash against Sony Sugar, after which they’ll depart to Tanzania for the Cecafa Club Championship.