New Gor Mahia coach reveals admiration for Raja, Esperance

New Gor Mahia coach reveals admiration for Raja, Esperance
Oliveira Goncalves

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Oct 21, 2020. 12:00

Gor Mahia’s new coach, Oliveira ‘Robertinho’ Goncalves, has revealed his admiration for teams like Raja Casablanca and Etoile du Sahel, and says he wants K’Ogalo to be an attacking outfit.

The Brazilian was named as Steven Polack’s successor earlier this month and has begun taking training sessions, with the start of a new Kenyan Premier League season just a month away.

Gor Mahia fans can look forward to an aggressive and positive approach from their team, if Goncalves’ words are anything to go by.

“I like an attacking kind of football. Look at Raja Casablanca and Esperance they never play behind. Why? What is the secret in football?” the coach told his players, as quoted by Goal.

“It is simple, to score goals and get the victory. Possession football is important but again it is good when done in the attacking half.

“That is my style of football and I give support to everyone, to create, dribble, and express their talent. The talent is there that is why you signed for Gor Mahia, a big club.”

The experienced tactician added, “During the week I want to follow a specific training programme and if you need any help, I am here for you.

“Do not forget that on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, I work for you but on Saturday or Sunday, please work for the club.

“As a coach, I respect every single player because that is what I expect too from them. If I respect you, respect me.

“Why am I respecting you even before I came to see you, it is because I played football a long time ago. I understand your life, everything, what you need and what you want.”

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