Gor Mahias Mathews reveals khune, origi inspiration and talks about superstition
The former Kariobangi Sharks star was signed up earlier in the season to compete with Boniface Oluoch
Gor Mahia goalkeeper Gad Mathews has revealed his soccer role models and whether he believes in pre-game superstitions.
Mathews has pointed out that Harambee Stars goalkeeper Arnold Origi and Anthony Akumus' teammate at the Kaizer Chiefs of the Premier Soccer League, Itumeleng Khune, are the players he looks up to.
"Actually, I have a mentor and a role model. Arnold Origi was my mentor and Itumeleng Khune [of Kaizer Chiefs] is my role model," Mathews told Gor Mahia's website.
Whether or not he believes in any form of superstition, Mathews said he doesn't, as his focus is always on the upcoming matchday engagement.
"Not really. Just focus on the game to get positive results," said the goalkeeper.
The former Kariobangi Sharks star also spoke about the advantages K & # 39; Ogalo has over the other Premier League teams in the football association.
"The biggest difference is that Gor Mahia is a club that opens the door and can be easily recognized by any club that wants a high-profile player," said the goalkeeper.
His first season with Gor Mahia, Mathews took part in a caf appearance for the second time, saying a game against Algeria's CR Belouizdad, which knocked her out of the Champions League this season, was his toughest game.
"The toughest game at Gor Mahia was against CR Belouzidad from Algeria," he said. "After scoring six goals and a couple of saves in that encounter, I had learned a lot and challenged myself to improve in various areas in order to be the best."
Mathews also revealed opportunities that are his greatest football moments since his game started.
"He was nominated as an MVP for national school games in Kakamega in 2014," he concluded.
Mathews has been competing for spots with Gor Mahia veteran Boniface Oluoch since he signed with Western Stima.
In what has been a difficult season so far, Mathews and his teammates are set to defend the Premier League title. A trophy that the giants have defended for the past four seasons.