Gaps K'ogalo must fill in the new season

By bethuel oduo
Nov 09, 2021

The task ahead for K’Ogalo is as difficult as they come. The current crop of players are not the pedigree you would want to use in the tough continental stage-CAF champions league, that awaits the club come February 2015.

A quick analysis of areas that require quick fixes will do.

Goalkeeper: Jerry Onyango is a fidgety and unpredictable guy. Jerry can cause fans heart aches by the way he concedes easy goals at times.

Many a times the team has lost due to his school-boy howlers.This guy should have a regular competitor. In the class of ‘87, David ‘Kamoga’Ochieng had a serious and formidable competitor in Tairus ‘Tairero’ Omondi.

Why should Jerry keep goal even when K’Ogalo plays Nakumatt FC in a friendly.

In 2015, David Juma should be given play time.

Defence: David Owino is over-worked and will soon suffer from burnout. Thank God the season is over. Revelation of the year was Kevin Oluoch, the dimunitive ex-Thurgem School defender.

In ’87 Kevin Oluoch reminds us of Peter ‘Pierre ’Ochieng who handled the right back position so effectively despite his small stature.

Midfield: Collins’Gattuso’s comeback was timely after the departure of Teddy Akumu.With Geoffrey Kizito the duo are superb with their high work rate. Remember Eric Ochieng although inconsistent lurks in the background.

Forwardline: Without Dan Sserunkuma whose contract expires in December 2014, who will score at the continental stage? K’Ogalo has no choice but to look for a gifted striker who can shoot, shoot and shoot again accurately on sight.

That player is missing in Kogalo and Kenya in general. Please do not mention Jesse Were.You cannot win in the bigger stage without block-buster shooters who will shoot on sight.

Can somebody tell Timothy Otieno and Herbert Kopany to remember that in the eyes of their fans they play for a Gor Mahia where every game counts, friendly or otherwise?

Kevin ‘Daddy’ Omondi is back in the countr.

Utility: Simon Pierre and Godfrey Walusimbi have a bright future because they are basically utility players who can be deployed in both defence and attack. Does anybody remember Isaiah Omondi in the class of ’87?

Chairman: If I was Ambrose Rachier the Chairman of Gor Mahia I would do what it takes to boost my continental campaign by securing the signatures of Enock Agwanda of Sofapaka, Kevin ‘Daddy’ Omondi and Charles Odotte of Sony.