The midfielder has been impressive for K’Ogalo but still needs to do more to convince the technical bench that can be relied on on a regular basis
Gor Mahia assistant coach Sammy Omollo insists that Sydney Ochieng is not an automatic heir to Kenneth Muguna in the club’s midfield.
The latter recently left the financially troubled K’Ogalo and moved to the Tanzania Mainland League. Many believe that it is an opportunity for the former Tusker FC player to show off his skills by pulling the strings out of this department. On Wednesday he scored a nice curler with a free kick and gave his team a 1-0 win over Kakamega Homeboyz in the Football Kenya Federation Premier League.
However, the ex-Harambee star has explained why the creative midfielder is not guaranteed a start in the team.
“Ochieng has to earn his place”
“I have to admit he’s a good player who is talented and everyone was impressed with how he played against Homeboyz on Wednesday,” said Omollo gate on Thursday.
“But remember, we have Karim in the same position [Nikiema] and [John] Macharia. Just like other players, Ochieng has to earn a starting place in the team. It will be a fight and whoever wins will definitely get this chance.
“Even the trainer [Mark Harrison] was impressed with the way Ochieng played, but that doesn’t mean it’s a direct ticket to inheriting Muguna’s role. “
What will happen to Gor Mahia after the Homeboyz win?
The win for Gor Mahia was welcome considering the team had gone through seven league games without a win. Your next bet will be against front runner KCB, who want to win their first championship title.
“To be honest, the win against Homeboyz gave us a boost in confidence,” continued Omollo.
“We are now preparing to play KCB in our next game, they did well and they are leading. But the motivation is there, we have the soul and I think we have what it takes to win this game. “
“The main thing is to make sure we finish the season on a high level as we prepare for the new one.”
Gor Mahia is currently at 40 points and is aiming for at least a top 5 placement.