Too early to talk of title defence, says Gor coach Pollack

Gor Mahia head coach Steven Pollack believes it is still too early to start talking about his charges defending the Kenyan Premier League title.

Speaking after guiding K’Ogalo to a season’s double over Bandari in Saturday’s 3-0 rout at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, the English-Finish tactician said there is long way to go and a lot of work to be done before they can start thinking of the title.

“There are about 17 games to go, maybe until the last game we will know the league winner as we take one game at a time,” he said.

At the same time he lauded his new signing Michael Apudo whom he termed as a “great player” after scoring on his debut against the Coastal side.

“Apudo has the confidence which make him a good player and he scored a goal in his first game of course he must be happy,” he observed.

On his part Bandari caretaker coach Twahir Muhiddin was magnanimous in defeat terming it as “a-one-man defeat” after their shot stopper Justin Ndikumana conceded two easy first half goals.

Muhiddin also praised his players for creating a lot of chances, more than the hosts, citing poor finishing as the main problem which he will have to address before their next game.

“We played as planned and only personal mistakes from Ndikumana gave Gor two goals but we are on the right track and we will make sure we rectify the shortcomings before Posta game,” said the veteran coach, holding fort after the sacking of youthful Bernard Mwalala in the wake of poor performances.

The weekend win left K’Ogalo second on the league table, a point shy of new leaders Kakamega Homeboyz who face Sofapaka in one of their two games in hand at Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Wednesday.