Gor Mahia head coach Johnathan McKinstry has admitted to being impressed with the team’s fifth clean sheet of the season following their 0-0 FKF Premier League against Kenya Police at Kasarani Stadium on Sunday.
Though the outcome of the game denied K’Ogalo a chance to leapfrog Posta Rangers and assume leadership at the top of the 18-team table, the Northern Irish tactician maintained he was impressed with the fact they did not concede in the fixture.
“I thought it was an interesting tactical game, I thought both teams played well in different parts and overall, it is a fifth clean sheet in a row for my team which was our best run last season, five clean sheets in a row was the best we did last season, and I am happy we got another clean sheet,” said McKinstry.
He added: “I thought overall, it was a very good game of football, both teams had times when they were on top of the game. I am not sure how many passes Police had in the first 10 minutes. We were knocking the ball around. I think you saw there was a change in formation.”
McKinstry further blamed injuries to his key players for the outcome insisting he was forced to change the team’s style of play to suit the players he currently has in the squad. “We have got a lot of injuries at the moment. We have five or six guys who are not available or are not available for a full 90 so we have had to change things around,” said the former Uganda Cranes coach.
The draw left Gor Mahia with 20 points from 10 matches, one less than leaders Posta Rangers, who battled to a 0-0 draw against KCB.