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Gor Mahia coach Awono suffers price of defeat

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By Robin Toskin

In his parting shot when he left the club as coach in 2009, Gor Mahia legend James Siang’a warned K’Ogalo would remain in the wilderness for as long as they wanted quick results.
Less than three years down the line, Siang’a’s words threaten to prove prophetic for the house of K’Ogalo is rumbling like an under Sea volcanic eruption.
Rattled by three defeats, at home and abroad and no end in sight to the torment, Gor Mahia yesterday sacked Cameroonian coach Anaba Awono and his entire technical bench.
Assistant coach Kennedy Odhiambo, team trainers Zablon Otieno and Julius Owino, the club’s two team managers, Jolawi Obondo and Maurice Ole Tunda and long-serving team doctor Maurice Ogutu were all swept aside.

And now, the Gor Mahia nation is waiting for a messiah in the form of Zambia’s national assistant coach Dean Mwiinde, who arrives for contractual talks tomorrow, to save them from an imminent apocalypse.

Former Gor Mahia coach Anaba Awono during a past KPL tie. [PHOTO: STAFFORD ONDEGO/STANDARD]

Former Gor Mahia and Kenya star defender John “Bobby” Ogolla takes the reigns on interim basis and would be Mwiinde’s number two should the Zambian agree terms with the troubled giants.

The broom at once Mighty Gor also swept away some auxiliary staff that, a source in Gor Mahia said, “have no portfolio” but sit in the bloated technical department.

“There was a lot of negative energy in the team. The bench was bloated with most of them serving interests of certain individuals,” the source said.

“The performance of the team is symptomatic of the rot in the bench that is why we have swept it clean,” the highly placed said.

“Take the case of the Mozambique trip. Coming up with the travelling list was a hell of a job. It created divisions and there has been bad blood running through the bench ever since,” he said while justifying the sackings.

Gor Mahia were beaten 3-0 by Ferroviario de Maputo of Mozambique in the Confederation Cup, 1-0 by newcomers Muhoroni and Karuturi Sports picked up the cue to edge the12-time KPL champions by the same score line on Sunday.

ormer coach Siang’a said he sympathised with the Cameroonian coach saying, “it was always coming. Nobody at Gor Mahia knows the word patience.”


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