Lack of training proved costly for champions Gor Mahia as they lost 1-0 to surrender their 2019-2020 Kenyan Premier League unbeaten run to Mathare United yesterday at the Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos.
The ‘Slum Boys’ who are also unbeaten, netted in the dying minutes of the game through Daniel Otieno to pile more miseries on the financially struggling Gor who were tossed out of the Caf Confederations Cup by DC Motema Pembe.
Coach Steven Polack rued the preparations for the encounter, revealing that the team had not trained since their return from DR Congo on Monday.
On the other hand Bandari fell 3-1 to Western Stima just days after exiting the CAF Confederations Cup away in Guinea against Horoya.
Bandari coach Bernard Mwalala attributed the team’s 3-1 defeat against Western Stima to fatigue and wastefulness.
He said their pleas to have the game postponed was rejected. “We played away in Guinea against very tough opponents then had a 14-hour flight to Kenya and then faced the same opponents in Nairobi. We asked for the game to be postponed but we were told we must play,” said an angry Mwalala.