Gor Mahia head coach Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto has partially blamed the fixture clog for their barren draw against Wazito at the Thika Stadium on Wednesday.

K’Ogalo were home to Sofapaka on Sunday, winning 1-0 courtesy of a Jules Ulimwengu 74th minute and were back at the same venue just a couple of days later, Pinto making his opinion known.

Gor Mahia played to a 0-0 draw at home to Wazito in the Betking Premier League on Wednesday. PHOTO/COURTESY

“It was tough game. Wazito played very well. They are fresh, they didn’t play over the weekend, we did play, before 72 hours. And because of that they start better the game,” he said.

Pinto who has since been nicknamed Ochieng, believes they recovered from a slow start to enjoy the greater part of the ball.

“The first 20 minutes was difficult for us but after that I think we were better, we create not a lot but some chances to score,” ‘Ochieng’ added.

A screengrab of Gor Mahia head coach Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto in a post match interview.

The Portuguese however is however not in agreement with the decision of keeping Wazito goalkeeper Fredrick Odhiambo on the pitch after committing a rough foul in the 72nd minute.

Centre referee Peter Kamaku brandished a yellow card not to the joy of Vaz Pinto.

“But this to me is a straight red card to the goalkeeper and this can make the difference. But I can’t complain about the referee, bout the game. What I talk is only the situation. Because for me is a straight red card and he did not give I don’t know why,” he said.

A screengrab of centre referee Peter Kamaku blowing the final whistle to end the Gor Mahia duel against Wazito.

Gor Mahia are third on the Betking Premier League on 38 points after 20 matches, six points of leaders Tusker who have played a game more.

The defending champions are at home to Western Stima in the league on Saturday.

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