McKinstry commends Gor Mahia trio after World Cup qualifiers exploits

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FOOTBALL McKinstry commends Gor Mahia trio after World Cup qualifiers exploits

Festus Chuma 06:34 - 23.11.2023

The Gor Mahia coach has praised players' World Cup qualifier performances as he looks ahead to the league clash against Muhoroni.

Gor Mahia head coach Johnathan McKinstry expressed his satisfaction and excitement regarding the performances of three of his players who were actively involved in the ongoing 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Benson Omala and Rooney Onyango represented Harambee Stars, while Patrick Sibomana played for the national team of Rwanda.

McKinstry took to his social media pages to share his thoughts as he welcomed them back to the K'Ogalo camp.

"It was a good week for Gor Mahia players in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Congratulations to them, and we look forward to welcoming them back in training tomorrow as we prepare to resume the FKF Premier League this weekend," he wrote.

The Northern Irishman's words echoed the pride and enthusiasm that many Gor Mahia fans felt after witnessing their players' standout performances on the international stage.

Omala, in particular, made an impact, scoring in Kenya's second match against Seychelles after coming on as a substitute.

Onyango, on the other hand, played crucial roles in two matches against Gabon and Seychelles, finding the back of the net in the match against the latter.

In the Seychelles game, Onyango not only scored Harambee Stars' fourth goal but also played a pivotal role in setting up his Gor Mahia teammate, Benson Omala, to complete the rout.

The duo's stellar performance helped Kenya secure a resounding 5-0 victory against Seychelles, following a disappointing 2-1 loss to Gabon in their previous match.

As Gor Mahia prepares for their upcoming clash against Muhoroni Youth, they will be keeping in mind that their home match against Nzoia Sugar on December 9 will be played in the absence of their passionate fans.

The FKF Leagues and Competitions Committee imposed a ban on spectators due to the chaotic goalless draw that occurred in a previous match against Murang'a Seal.

In addition to the fan ban, the committee has fined Gor Mahia Ksh500,000 and issued a directive for them to play their next five home matches in an empty stadium. 

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