Gor Mahia FC stand-in skipper, Geoffrey Ochieng, has praised local football fans for coming out in large numbers for Sunday’s Mashemeji derby between Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards at Nyayo Stadium.
Ochieng praised K’Ogalo and Ingwe fans for illuminating the stands and adding glitz to the match.
“This demonstrates that our football is expanding. With this kind of support, we’re bound to accomplish a lot,” Ochieng said.
The experienced fullback went on to say that the fans’ unwavering support had been instrumental in Gor Mahia’s success in the season thus far.
“We are grateful to our loyal fans who have stood with us even during the most trying moments. Things could have been difficult without their assistance. I encourage them to continue coming to our games to cheer us on,” Ochieng said.
He attributed Gor Mahia’s success to the concerted efforts of the coaches, players, and their fans who adore them.
Ochieng said that the club will aim for nothing less than a Caf Champions League berth this season.
“We are aiming for nothing less than a continental appearance this season and I believe we have already set the season in motion,” Ochieng said in an exclusive interview on Monday.
“The entire squad is eager to win the title, and we are working hard to make that happen,” he added.
The record Kenyan champions currently place second on the log with 24 points, three adrift of the competition’s dark horses, and surprise leaders Nzoia Sugar.