Englishman Steven Polack has dedicated his third coach of the month award to Kogallo staff and players. The former Asante Kotoko man was on Wednesday presented his February Fidelity Insurance coach of the month award.
Fidelity Insurance together with Sports Journalists Association were set to issue the award back in March but this did not materialize due to the wide spread of the coronavirus that even saw the Kenya Premier League suspended.
In winning the award, Polack took home a trophy and 75,000 shillings. This came just a few days after the Englishman revealed that he has been using money he started saving at the age of 35 to fend for himself and his family.
Polack said that his third award will go along way to cushion him during this difficult period.
“It’s a honor to get my third coach of the month award. I’m just as pleased as I was when I got my first award. As an individual award, it makes you feel good but football for me is a group so I dedicate this award to my staff and players for the hard work they put in,” said Polack.
“Without them, I wouldn’t be standing here with this trophy. I want to give a big thank you to them and this trophy also belongs to them and to the supporters. We all know Gor Mahia have the biggest supporters in Kenya, they always want the team to do well and pushes it.”
“It is not all about the money, but the hard work that we have put in as a group. That’s why I have this trophy for my staff and players. But of course it’s going to help a little bit” he added.
February saw Gor Mahia win three games, draw one and lose one. Kogallo lost 3-1 to Sofapaka but recorded vital wins against Nzoia Sugar, Zoo FC and Western Stima.
Gor won 3-0 against Nzoia Sugar before going down to Sofapaka 3-1 at Narok stadium.
They then drew 1-1 against Western Stima before returning to winning ways by beating both Zoo FC & Stima 3-2.
Coach Polack beat AFC Leopards’ Antony Kimani and former Bandari interim coach Twahir Muhiddin to the gong.