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Zico: Gor Mahia can’t win second tier league unbeaten

By DAVID KWALIMWA

Former Gor Mahia coach, Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno believes there is “no way” the club could have gone the entire season unbeaten had they been competing in the second tier FKF Premier League.

The Rangers FC coach, who has previously handled Sony Sugar and the Kenyan national team, made the remarks on NTV’s weekend talk show Top Sport.

“Last season the FKF Premier League was more competitive than the Kenyan Premier League. We also had the best referees handling our matches. I think there is no way Gor Mahia would have finished the campaign unbeaten if they had been playing in the FKF Premier League,” Zico said.

Gor Mahia, under Scottish coach Frank Nuttall, finished the 2015 season without tasting defeat in 30 matches for a record-setting points tally of 78 as they went on to pick their third straight league crown and an unprecedented overall 15th title.

Zico’s remarks could be interpreted as a subtle warning to K’Ogalo of what to expect in the 2016 season following Rangers’ promotion to the top division alongside Kakamega Homeboyz.