Following the 1 -2 loss to Rwandese side Rayon Sports on match day five of the CAF Confederations Cup tie against Rayon Sports, Gor Mahia captain Harun Shakava has pleaded with the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to postpone one of their league games ahead of their final clash in Group D against Algeria's USM Alger.
Shakava, speaking after the Rayon game said fatigue played a part in their loss to the Rwandese side due to the number of matches they have played this month, as the team played a game after every two days.
Gor Mahia is slated to entertain Sofapaka on Wednesday 22 August before they take on arch rivals AFC Leopards this coming weekend then travel to Algeria and Shakava called on the two bodies to postpone at least one game to give them the needed time to prepare for the clash that will determine whether they make it to the quarterfinals or not.
"We didn't play well today (on Sunday) and the blame solely rests with us. However I feel the players are tired too going by the number of games we have played this month. My request to the federation and KPL is they help us by postponing one of the games because it's an away game and we will have to travel. We are flying the Kenyan flag and I hope they consider it," Shakava said.
The loss against Rayon complicated things for Gor Mahia who are hoping that Yanga SC now beat the Rwandese side in their last group game in Kigali.
Should that not happen, Gor Mahia will have to win in Algeria to automatically book a place in the quarterfinals or draw and hope that Rayon don't score more goals in the other tie.