Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay wants his charges not to rest on their laurels now that they have opened a significant lead at the top of the standings, urging them to widen the gap even further as he is certain that the chasing pack will continue dropping points.
Gor defeated Ulinzi Stars at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Monday 29 April to open a 9 point gap between them and second place Sofapaka FC and now look destined to retain the league title for a third successive season.
A lackluster start to the season brought on by juggling the league and CAF assignments had seen Gor lug behind as Bandari, Sofapaka and at one time Mathare United led the standings.
But having been eliminated in the CAF Confederations Cup and FKF Shield Cup, K’Ogalo’s full attention has now been on the league where they have placed themselves in the driving seat after their closest challengers failed to take advantage of their early season distractions.
Speaking after the Ulinzi win, Oktay was unequivocal with his assesment that Sofapaka and Bandari, who lie in second and third place respectively, had missed their chance of putting his side in big trouble and that they will continue in dropping points.
“Before our game today I told the boys that Sofapaka and Bandari will drop points and they did that over the weekend,” he said.
“They will drop more points and I don’t think we will stop. We need to concentrate even more and make sure the gap remains or is extended. Every single game for us is important for three points.”
Gor have one more game in hand and will next up lock horns with KCB in Kisumu on Thursday.