Struggling Gor to sack coach Harrison, Pumzo
Gor Mahia are expected to part ways with Coach Mark Harrison, his assistant coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo and the entire technical bench in the wake of a string of poor results at the club.
K’Ogalo secretary-general Sam Ochola told Nairobi News the club is in the process of shopping for a new coach as part of efforts to reconstitute the technical bench.
Ocholla, who attended Wednesday’s 3-0 loss to Posta Rangers in Thika, blamed the poor results on the technical bench failure’s to ensure there is harmony in the squad.
The official stressed that Harrison, his assistant Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo and Team Manager Jolawi Obondo will likely be shown the door before their next league match, saying the trio are the source of the club’s dwindling performance on the pitch.
“Financial issues can’t be used as an excuse for poor results. These were the same players who helped the club top the league at the start of the season. The technical bench’s goose is already cooked and they will be fired as early as Thursday,” said Ochola.
“There is a lot of victimization in the squad which has led to the exit of good players like Benson Omalla and even experienced goalkeeper like Boniface Oluoch. The financial issues cut across all the clubs in the league and not Gor Mahia alone. The coach and the technical bench have to leave at all costs,” added Ochola.
The loss to Rangers attracted jeers from a handful of fans at the facility who said the players lacked the motivation to play for the club.
K’Ogalo have been blowing hot and cold this season and are fifth on the log with 27 points from 16 matches, six points behind league leaders Kakamega Homeboyz.
Harrison joined Gor Mahia on July 2021 after the shock resignation of Portuguese tactician Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto who led the club to Football Kenya Federation Cup glory.
However, despite beginning the season in impressive form which at one time saw his team lead the table standing, Gor Mahia performance has been very unpredictable and inconsistent in the recent matches.
The Briton, 61, left K’Ogalo and headed for holidays in his home country, England on December 18 after Gor had lost 2-1 to Kakamega Homeboyz at Bukhungu Stadium.
This was after the club had played out to a barren draw against Bandari on December 12.
In his three weeks absence while recuperating from Covid-19 from December 12, Gor lost 2-0 to Nairobi City Stars, drew 1-1 with Nzoia Sugar and beat relegation threatened Mathare United by a solitary goal.
On his return in the dugout, K’Ogalo beat newbies FC Talanta 2-0 on January 16 before back to back draw Bidco United last week followed by the loss to Rangers on Wednesday.