Gor’s Steven Polack wins 3rd coach of the month award


Gor Mahia head coach Steven Polack has stocked his personal trophy cabinet once again this season after belatedly picking the February Fidelity Insurance Coach of the Month award.

This is the third Coach of the Month award for Polack who joined Gor Mahia in August last year to replace Turkish Cypriot tactician Hassan Oktay.

The award, which ought to have been issued in March, had to be deferred after coronavirus pandemic broke out in China and swept through the world halting sporting activities across the globe.

The insurer in conjunction with Sports Journalists Association took great care in awarding the Gor Mahia tactician with all health regulations issued by the government taken into account.

Polack had scooped a double last year after clinching the award in October and November.

Three wins and a draw

Despite losing 3-1 to Sofapaka in the month, the English man guided the record champions to garner a record 10 points courtesy of three wins and a draw.

Gor began the month with a convincing 3-0 win over Nzoia Sugar before going down to Sofapaka 2-1 at Narok stadium.

Their efforts to return to their winning ways were put off by Western Stima who forced a 1-1 draw in the third match.

However, Gor wrapped up the month with identical 3-2 wins over Zoo FC and Stima to give Polack an edge over other KPL coaches.

The former Asante Kotoko coach beat youthful AFC Leopards tactician Anthony Kimani to bag the award. The latter guided Ingwe to gather nine points out of a possible 12 thanks to the wins recorded over Ulinzi Stars, Sofapaka and Chemelil Sugar.

Kimani would have won his first coach of the month award but losing to Tusker 1-0 in the second match of the month struck the difference between him and Polack.

Veteran tactician and former Bandari technical director Twahir Muhiddin came in third after scooping eight points.

Muhiddin was serving as an interim manager following the suspension of Bernard Mwalala in January.

Bandari were, however, unbeaten in the month after registering 1-1 draws to Posta Rangers and Kakamega Homeboyz before sinking KCB 2-1 and Mathare United 3-1, in their last fixtures of that month.

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