Yanga, Gor at war over trio

GOR MAHIA coach Dylan Kerr has warned Young Africans to keep off their three players whose signatures are hunted by the Dar es Salaam giants.

The players are top Rwandan strikers Meddie Kagere and Jacques Tuyisenge together with George Odhiambo.

The SportPesa Super Cup and Kenyan Premier League champions, Gor Mahia have blasted Yanga’s interest in the signing of their key players.

Yanga have been hunting the Rwandan strikers Meddie Kagere and Jacques Tuyisenge together with Kenyan speedy winger George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo. Young Africans are courting the Gor Mahia trio in attempts to acquire their services in this transfer window.

The team’s coach Kerr sees the Tanzanian giants as a big threat to his squad having himself coached previously Simba, one of the giants.

But during his post match interview, Gor Coach Dylan Kerry could not hide his joy of beating Simba. It was a sweet revenge for the Englishman after he was bundled out of the club after a short spell.

“I have now proved that I am the best coach in the region and Simba should now respect my coaching tactics as I am heading to Goodison Park in England, while they will be at home in Dar es Salaam,” said a delighted Kerr, who was dismissed from Simba after only six months at the helm.

However, in his remarks, Simba assistant coach Masoud Djuma conceded defeat and congratulated Gor for the victory saying his charges were overwhelmed by their opponents’ vast experience.

“I fielded a relatively new and young side. I will now develop the side into a formidable team and I am sure we shall soon roar to the top of the regional football apex and revenge against Gor in the Kagame Cup next month,” said Masoud.

Securing the service of Kagere and Tusiyenge was seen as the right solution to solve Yanga’s blunt attacking force which was not sharp on target last season during the Mainland Premier League.

The three players were instrumental for Gor Mahia to defend their Super Cup title during the recently concluded Super Cup tournament of which both Kagere and Tuyisenge scored in each half to give their side a deserved 2-0 victory over the top flight league champions Simba.

Mighty Kagere who scored twice in the semi-final encounter against Singida United opened the goal account for Gor Mahia in the 5th minute of the first half after he successfully turned around inside the box to play a low-flying volley which was powerful for Simba goalkeeper Aishi Manula to clear.

His counterpart Jacques Tuyisenge also proved that he can be the right candidate for Yanga in the 60th minute when he netted the second goal for his club, dashing Simba’s dreams to win the silverware.

Yanga who were the first victims to be ousted from the Super Cup competition have lately been struggling to get the winning formula a situation that has rendered them to lose seven games in their 14 competitive matches.

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Author: DAILY NEWS Reporter

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