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Gor going down south to switch off SuperSport

Monday April 16 2018

Kenya's Gor Mahia's Meddie Kagere vies for ball

Kenya's Gor Mahia's Meddie Kagere vies for ball with South Africa's SuperSport United's Jamie Webber during their Caf Confederation Cup first round, first leg match on April 8, 2018 at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos County. Gor won 1-0. CHRIS OMOLLO | NAITON MEDIA GROUP 

By TOM OSANJO
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The last time I checked, SuperSport was some pay TV channel sponsoring the Kenyan Premier League until some guys popped up in Machakos to play the greatest team in East and Central Africa and purporting to represent South Africa in the CAF Confederation Cup.

While we appreciate that South Africa has to be represented in Africa and we respect the fact that SuperSport won the opportunity to represent the rainbow nation, they should also know their opponents are Gor Mahia, “Chuor Timbe”.

For today I will not translate for you what “Chuor Timber” means but if you have time, the patron of K’Ogalo Raila Amolo Odinga was around in South Africa to bury the mama of the nation Winnie Mandela, you should have asked for some tips on Gor Mahia.

That notwithstanding, I repeat, SuperSport United, we are coming for you.

We won the first leg in Machakos thanks to a goal from Jacques Tuyisenge which has given us the advantage heading to this second leg.

We are ready for this return leg and SuperSport, you should be very wary....Gor Biro.

That said, we also need to do some house cleaning. What I saw in Machakos after our game against SuperSport left some sour taste.

It is so sad the we, the Gor Mahia family are fighting against each other. The painful bit is some officials are part of the gangs that are emerging up at Gor Mahia.

I sit here at K’Ogalo corner praying for this great club, the best footballing team in this part of the planet yet we will lose some bragging rights if we encourage this uncouth behaviour.

My position remains clear, let’s kick out thugs from Gor Mahia.

Moving on, I need to address this issue that my pal Fred Lutta has been perpetuating, their is only one “Ya Matere” and that is Gor Mahia. We will always brag because we have won the Kenyan Premier League title 16 times.

We are the defending champions and we are above AFC Leopards on the log. Personally I do not need to be told what “Ya Matere” means, Gor Mahia is the real deal.

That aside, I am back to the SuperSport game. We have a massive opportunity to make it to the group stage. We have made history previously, became the first club  in Kenya to win a continental title, won the league unbeaten...need I say more?

Now we have to become the first club from Kenya to make the group stage of the continental competition. We can do it.

As we head to the game this week, I am just encouraging our players,  you can do it. Make us proud. Gor Biro, yawne yo. 

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