The Kâ€™Ogalo keeper trainer comes to his defence just a few days after the fans blamed him for the goals conceded away from home
Gor Mahia keeper trainer Willice Ochieng has stated he will continue to execute his duties despite a section of the fans calling for his resignation.
Ochieng came under fire after the Kenyan champions suffered a 4-1 defeat against USM Alger in the first leg match of the Caf Champions League played on Sunday in Bilda.
A section of Gor Mahia fans took to social media to attack the goalkeeper trainer for poor tactics arguing keeper of the day [against USM Alger] David Mapigano was at fault for the goals Kâ€™Ogalo conceded during the battle.
â€œWe have good keepers in [Mapigano], Boniface [Oluoch] and Fredrick [Odhiambo] but the way we concede goals is now worrying,â€ wrote one of the fans.
â€œIt is either the keeper trainer is not doing the job probably or else there must be a problem which we need to be told. We need some change to see how the keepers will be without him [Ochieng] fair in upcoming matches.â€
Reacting to the statement, OchiengÂ says he has done nothing wrong to deserve a sack adding even if he leaves Gor Mahia today, they will still concede goals.
â€œIt is unfortunate when I see the fans putting blame on me whenever Gor Mahia concedes a goal,â€ Ochieng answered back.
â€œI have been with this team for a long time now and we have even won the league under my watch. Last season, Gor Mahia conceded the least goals and I donâ€™t understand why fans should now make noise after we lost in Algeria.
â€œI have done nothing wrong and will continue to dispatch my duties, I know one-day God will vindicate me and even if I leave, the team will still concede goals.â€
Kâ€™OgaloÂ coach Steven Polack has already hinted he will make changes to the goalkeeping department but will not blame Mapigano for the defeat in Algeria.
â€œWe have put the defeat behind us. Gor Mahia will no longer play defensive football but we will be attacking because we need to score goals.â€
â€œWe have nothing to lose since we still harbour hopes of eliminating USM Alger. It is not the time for blame games but fixing one or two areas.
â€œI will discuss with the goalkeeper coaches on who should be fielded but I canâ€™t blame David [Mapigano] entirely for the defeat.â€
Gor Mahia will need to win by a 3-0 margin to proceed to the group stages.