Defiant Pollack confident of league title despite stumble

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Gor Mahia head coach Steve Pollack gestures in a past training session. He is confident of his team retaining the KPL title despite failing to win their last two matches. PHOTO/COURTESY

Gor Mahia head coach Steve Pollack has assured that the defending Kenya Premier League (KPL) champions are on course to retaining the league title even though they have failed to collect maximum in two of their last outings.

K’Ogallo was thumped 3-1 by Sofapaka last weekend in Narok before being held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Western Stima four days later at the Bukhungu Stadium.

However, the Briton chose to rather look at the optimistic side, shrugging off fears that his charges were could miss out on the title.

“I know we have not won in the last two matches but it is not true to say that it will be difficult for us to retain the league. We still have many matches and I’m only concentrating on my team not our opponents so that we can achieve our aim,” he said.

K’Ogallo’s lead at the helm could be reduced to just one point by next weekend should second placed Tusker and third-placed Kakamega Homeboyz win their matches.

Worse still for the record holders is the fact that the two chasers have a game in hand each and could easily tilt their fortunes going forward, but Pollack was curt in his response.

“I have no pressure because in football you can either get a win, draw or a loss. We have not won twice but there are many matches remaining, we still have a chance to redeem ourselves,” he stated.

Gor will be up against third-tier Naivas FC in the Round of 32 Fotball Kenya Federation (FKF) cup tie this weekend before resuming league duties against Zoo Kericho a week later.

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