Gor Mahia eased the pressure on head coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira when the team survived a scare to beat the visiting Chemelil Sugar 3 – 1 in the Kenyan Prmier League (KPL) clash staged at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday 10 September.
Gor Mahia took the lead through Francis Kahata but former Gor Mahia man Jared Obwoge leveled matters before the break rekindling fears that this could end in yet another draw for the champions who have struggled so much lately.
However, Amos Nondi came to the picture with the second goal before George Odhiambo grabbed the third to ease up the pressure and speaking after the match the coach admitted it was tough but lauded his players for a good fight to win three points off a Chemelil side that had not lost any of their last four league games.
He had particular praise for youngster Amos Nondi while backing him to grow well in the game.
“It was a hard game; a tough one but we brought out the right spirit, the spirit of a champions and that now is Gor Mahia spirit.
“Nondi is young but did well in the game; he is young and needs time to grow well in the game. I am happy for him because he got a goal for us and created a few more chances but overall all players did well. It was a team win.
“When you coach a team like Gor Mahia always there is pressure but it is okay, I am used to it and I can cope with it,” he said.