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Steven Polack First Mission As Gor Mahia Head Coach


By Arnold Olando

The 2019/2020 football season is almost at a start  and most of the teams in the leagues are making  moves in terms of new signings with champions Kogalo’s newly appointed head coach Steven Polack set to bring new excitement in the season.

The 58-year-old English-Finnish born coach, who has been offered a two-year contract, was unveiled on Thursday as Hassan Oktay’s replacement alongside assistant coach Patrick Odhiambo and 17 new signings.

It is not the first time Steven Polack tried to be the coach of Gor Mahia but he also attempted to apply for the job in 2018 when Englishman Dylan Kerr left the club in December.

His first mission as the new head coach is to guide Gor Mahia in Sunday’s CAF Champions League first-round away tie against Burundi’s Aigle Noir CS, which the team is expected to leave for Bujumbura Saturday morning.

Gor Mahia’s new signings

Goalkeepers: David Mapigano, Caleb Omondi

Defenders: Elvis Ronack, Maurice Ojwang, Abdala Shira, Alphonse Omija, Richdonald Bolo

Midfielders: Geoffrey Omondi, Tobias Otieno, Curtis Wekesa, Lloyd Khavuchi

Strikers: Gnamien Yikpei, Francis Afriyie, Dickson Ambundo, Sam Osoo, Kennedy Otieno, Dennis Oalo.

Gor Mahia’s departures

Shaban Odhoji, Castro Ogendo, Erisa Ssekisambu, Pascal Ogweno, Cercidy Okeyo, Francis Kahata, George Odhiambo, Hashim Sempala, Francis Mustafa and Jacques Tuyisenge.