Nuttall impressed with charges
08 September 2014, 08:17
Nairobi - Gor Mahia head coach Frank Nuttall remains upbeat despite making a losing start to his tenure in charge of the reigning Kenyan Premier League champions.
The Scotsman replaced countryman Bobby Williamson at the club's helm on Wednesday, and used the international break to test his side in a match situation in a friendly against Simba SC.
K'Ogalo were defeated 3-0 by the Tanzanians on Sunday, with former Gor striker Paul Kiongera scoring a brace to add to Ramadhani Singano's opener.
Nuttal has insisted there is no need to make drastic changes to his squad ahead of their clash against fellow title contenders Tusker next weekend.
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"My view is we take one game at a time," the Gor mentor said. "The next match is very crucial because we are up against our closest rivals (Tusker).
"The time we have together is very limited, but I won't say I will introduce a crash programme. My predecessor did a very good job and that is why the team is at the top of the league table.
"It is now for me to ensure we remain up there till the end of the campaign. The most important thing I have told them is they need to understand that fitness is key to success in any football game.
"The level of fitness is good, but there is room for improvement. Some players are not at par with the rest."
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