Gor Mahia head coach Jonathan McKinstry has revealed why their unbeaten run in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League is making it difficult for his side to navigate matches.
K’Ogalo remained the only unbeaten side after 17 matches in the top flight following their 1-0 victory against Posta Rangers on Sunday.
Despite boosting the unbeaten run, McKinstry insisted their opponents are now playing games against them with the target of ending the same hence proving to be a hard nut to cruck.
“This long run (unbeaten streak) just adds to the difficulty of each game but the rarity of such a streak is what makes it special. Our focus is on accumulating more points and extending our lead and at the end of the season, it’s all about the trophies, and we’re on a good path to achieve that,” explained the Northern Irish coach.
“It makes every game more difficult because teams don’t need extra motivation to up their game against Gor. They treat each match like a cup final, aiming to make a significant impact by defeating us.”
McKinstry further hailed his players for thriving despite teams coming with the aim of ending their run. “I am happy because my players are responding well despite the teams coming at us with full force, we are thriving and grinding out important wins and we will keep doing the same and see what happens at the end of the season,” he said, adding: “Our ultimate goal, however, remains unchanged – to win as many trophies as possible. We’re on the right track, and our aim is to keep extending our lead.”
The win against the Mailman saw Gor Mahia finish the first round of the league with a seven point lead at the summit and they will next face Kariobangi Sharks on Saturday.