Travel weary Gor Mahia players undergo recovery
For the first time in exactly 12 months, Gor Mahia players were on Friday taken through a recovery session by Coach Dylan Kerr.
The Englishman conducted a two-hour training session with 23 players at Parklands Sports Club on Friday morning before leading them to the swimming pool for a 10-minute recovery session.
Previously, the players had been responsible for recovery session at their own luxury for instance gym and swimming.
The travel-weary SportPesa Premier League leaders continue with their surge towards an unprecedented 17th title with an extra burden having played less matches compared to their rivals in the local league owing to their prolonged participation in the Caf Confederation Cup, Cecafa Club Championship, SportPesa Super Cup and the Hull City Challenge.
Gor, unbeaten in 21 league matches so far this term, top the league standings on 55 points, 15 more than second-placed Sofapaka but with three games in hand.
The Kenyan champions have already played five matches in the last two weeks, and their congested schedule is not about to get better as they are set to play nine more games before the end of August.
This has forced Kerr to find a suitable solution.
“I thank Parklands for this, we had hopped around in search of a good swimming pool in vain, and obviously this will help players recover owing to our tight schedule,” Kerr said.
“We’ve other recovery sessions we’ve organized that will help us gain more energy and keep fit as we soldier on. We’ve no option, we have to play all the games but I have asked my players to sacrifice a lot until the end of the season, I have faith in them,” he added.
Kerr, who is a year old at the club, added they will be taking a game at a time.
“I don’t want to set standards, we’ve to approach each game as it comes until the end,” said the 51-year-old who led K’Ogalo to the 16th league gong, the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Super Cup and retaining the SportPesa Super Cup.