K'Ogalo has drawn criticism from a couple of fans who claim that the brand of football they have displayed this season has not been free-flowing
Gor Mahia head coach Johnathan McKinstry has defended their physical style of play deployed in the game against Kakamega Homeboyz, noting that his side can adapt to any tactic.
McKinstry’s side has drawn criticism from a couple of fans who claim that the brand of football they have displayed this season has not been free-flowing, with some even labeling their encounter against Ulinzi Stars three weeks ago as “boring”.
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The Kenyan right winger joined Chelsea as an Under 10 and spent close to a decade with the Blues before he was deemed surplus to requirements.
Speaking to the press after the Kakamega Homeboyz match, where K’Ogalo adapted by starting Ernest Wendo in midfield to counter Abana Beingo’s physicality, McKinstry hinted that his charges will keep adapting their playing style on a game-by-game basis in order to get as many wins as they can.
“It is always a physical game in Kakamega. Look, there are certain games around the world that you know when you go to, it is always going to be a physical encounter. In England, if you play Millwall away, you know it is going to be a tough physical encounter," Mckinstry said.
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A number of players in the squad have been battling injuries but they are soon to return to action.
“If you come to Kakamega, it is going to be a tough physical encounter. There is no wrong way to play football. There are many ways. You can play like Ajax or you can play like Burnley. It does not mean one is better than the other, it just means it is different.
“We know what we face here. We knew Kakamega would use their physical advantage. You saw that with their result last week against Tusker, so we knew what we were in for, it was no surprise.”
McKinstry has aimed a dig at the quality of playing surfaces in the topflight not being convenient enough for his team to set up in a way that is aesthetically pleasing.
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Odera has insisted that his side is creating a lot of chances, but failing to put them in the back of the net.
“We said after the Ulinzi game that if teams want to have a physical encounter, we can have a physical encounter, that is no problem.
“If teams want to come and play and there is a nice surface to play on, then we will go and play, so it is about picking up the points.”
Gor Mahia will face KCB in their fifth league game of the season aiming to claim top spot, as they sit second, two points behind K'Ogalo.
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After growing up in Kenya and dazzling with his football skills, the exciting 14-year-old attacking midfielder managed to earn a trial at English club Bristol City.