In Summary

  • I will not be surprised if some of the Gor Mahia boys get invited for trials with some English sides. That would be something well earned.

“They were a good team and made it hard for us to find our extra man in midfield. They can be proud of their performance and I want to give them a lot of compliments for making it so tough for us.”

If there is any endorsement one ever needed about the pedigree of Gor Mahia then the above comments by Everton boss Ronald Koeman sums up the whole deal.

Fifty years from now those who watched Gor Mahia play against the English Premier League side in Dar es Salaam last Thursday will be sitting under a tree or on a bar stool and they will relish the virtuoso performance by K’Ogalo.

Who can forget the superb defence of Godfrey Walusimbi and the rest of his toughies at the back who made sure the Toffees had a very tough afternoon?

Although Gor Mahia became kind of lacklustre in the second half, the lads had earned their stripes in the first half.

What is amazing is that when the Everton trip to Tanzania was announced, some British tabloid called Gor an “unknown” Kenyan side. I hope they changed their mind and writing after the match.

Further, I will not be surprised if some of the Gor Mahia boys get invited for trials with some English sides. That would be something well earned.

That Gor Mahia has a good team is in no doubt.

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