Polack wants to leave a lasting legacy


Gor Mahia head coach Steven Polack is a man on a mission. Just like his predecessors, the 58-year-old English-Finnish tactician wants to leave a lasting legacy at the Kenyan Premier League giants.

Even though the fate of the 2019/20 season has been thrown in limbo due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, Polack who guided Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko to the group stages of the Confederation Cup last season is eager to conquer Africa with Gor Mahia.

The league which was supposed to end on May 23 was suspended in March with less than ten rounds of matches to go.

By the time the league was suspended, Gor Mahia was sitting at the top of the table with 54 points from 23 games, seven points ahead of second-placed Kakamega Homeboyz, who have a game in hand.

“Everywhere I’ve gone especially in Africa, I’ve left a mark to remind people that I was there. Some clubs have even gone ahead to call me to go back there again which is a great honor. That’s why I believe I will leave a mark in this great club when my time comes, ’said Polack.

“Gor Mahia have won everything locally, what is remaining is to conquer Africa. I’m here to do that with them.”

Though Polack has been saddened by the uncertainty surrounding the conclusion of the league due to the pandemic, he says the league managers should either nullify the season or assent Football Kenya Federation’s decision to declare his side the champions.

“Of course it will be impossible to clear the remaining matches. It is up to KPL to either cancel the season or give us the title. This situation is beyond our control.”

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