Up to this moment, it’s a pity some Gor Mahia fans still don’t know the name of their new coach. Pronunciations being already a great issue, a few fans have resorted to the nicknames they are used to calling their coaches over the years. Msungu, as I would love to refer to him in this column, is apparently a wanted man back in Ghana.
The bank roller of a First Division club in Ghana, Alhaji Karim Grusah is reportedly accusing Logarusic of deceit after he brought him to Ghana to help train his team, but he (Logarusic) used the chance to sign for Gor Mahia.
True or not true, what matters at the moment are results for Gor Mahia, the club he currently pays allegiance to. So on 4th April as he for the first time paced down the touchline of City stadium, I could only stare at him and wish him good luck. This job as some have come to label, is the toughest job in this country. Probably second to that of the president, Sirkal supporters rightly know how they want to be led.
Winning probably being the best language the green army understands, Logarusic surely needs to start winning soon. The draws have been far too many and it’s time the green army finally danced its way to town along Jogoo road. The winning DNA hasn’t been rightfully injected in the players but going by the performance against Mathare, I tend to feel, Msungu might just be bringing the good old feeling to Gor Mahia.
Against Mathare, even though Msungu’s side went ahead early enough, lack of a killer touch to put the game beyond the slum men cost him his first ever win on Kenyan soil. Mathare pulled one back, Gor squandered several chances and with the transfer window not any near, all is left to be seen of what the new coach will make of the strike force at Gor Mahia. All in all, though not a bad result for a new coach, a win in the next match should probably lift his spirit and would be a stepping stone to perhaps greater results.
But just before the results start coming, the new man needs to be given time to build a team of his own. Previous coaches who’ve faced the axe at Gor seemed to point fingers at the fans and management for impatience and disharmony among the players and management as reasons for their failures. Not a new phenomenon to Kenyan football but Gor for the club it is, need to unite behind this man if they really want results and a respectable league position at the end of the season. It doesn’t all end at the coach’s desk, it goes further beyond the man we see on the touch line, it’s a whole team work, it is unity and its love for the club and loyalty beyond anything else.