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Why Gor Mahia Coach is Unhappy Despite Beating Ange Noir

Gor Mahia coach Steve Polack unhappy with the defensive error that resulted in a goal against them.

Most coaches would have very few, if any issue at all, after watching their team thrash their opponents 5-1 with goals of the highest standard and enterprising football.

But Gor Mahia coach Steve Polack assessment of his charges’ impressive 5-1 thumping of Burundi outfit Ange Noir CS in the CAF Champions League preliminary round spoke of a lesson to his players that they were not so good defensively.

“Of course, we still have a lot of things we can work on but when you are winning 5-1, I’m not happy when we let the goal in,” said Pollack.

The Kenyan champions let in a goal in the 73rd minute when Benjamin Kasongo pounced on an error by K’Ogalo defence who failed to clear an arial ball as he slotted home the consolation goal.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] “I’m a very disciplined coach and I don’t like it when the opposition scores especially easy goals, but overall, I’m happy with the desire, passion and the discipline.”   [/perfectpullquote]

Gor took the lead in the ninth minute through Hamza Hitimana’s own goal from Kipkirui’s effort before the former Zoo man doubled the lead in the 17th minute.

Kipkirui then capitalised on Noir’s defensive blunder to complete his brace at the stroke of halftime.

Explosive wingers Dickson Ambundo and Boniface Omondi capped their impressive performances with a goal each in the second half as Benjamin Gasongo scored the Blue Eagles’ consolation goal.

K’Ogalo went into the match needing a comfortable win for them to progress after a barren first-leg draw in Bujumbura a fortnight ago.

The victory saw the record Kenyan premier league champions secure a ticket to the first round of the continental competition where they will meet cash-strapped USM Algiers of Algeria.

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