Gor wants both KPL, FKF Shield titles – Odhiambo

Gor Mahia assistant coach Patrick Odhiambo says the club is targeting a domestic double this season, the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and the FKF shield titles.

This comes after yesterday’s win over Naivas in the round of 32 of the FKF Cup, where K’Ogalo twice came from behind to pip the Division One side.

Odhiambo however admits they had a rough time beating the shoppers whom they “knew very little about”.

“It was so tough from the beginning since we knew very little about Naivas. They were so tactful and we had to count on experience in big stage football to carry the day,’’ said Odhiambo.

Goals by Tanzanian import Dickson Ambundo, Lawrence Juma and Boniface Omondi were enough to send the record KPL giants to the round of 16.

Gor next face Posta Rangers between the March 13 and 14, after Rangers trounced UoN Tandaza 5-4 on post-match penalties.

The former Western Stima and Sony Sugar head coach predicts an easier fixture against Posta, than what he endured against Naivas.

“We have played Rangers severally before and we know each other. We will only need to plan ahead to ensure we emerge the victors. It is always easier to face a familiar opponent,” he noted.

The last time Gor won the FKF shield was in 2012 when they beat Sofapaka 3-0 on post-match penalties, and Odhimbo feels time is ripe to lift the gong again.

“Yes, we are fighting for everything. That is what the coach (Steve Polack) and the team wants,” a firm Odhiambo answered.

Gor currently top the KPL at 45 points from 20 outings but are closely trailed by Tusker FC, just four points adrift with a match in hand.