Gerard Gohou: 11 days until the game
Professional Football League of Kazakstan introducing players from Kairat and Astana as the Supercup is approaching.
This time, Gerard Gohou was under the light.
This player appeared in Kazakhstan in 2014 and adapted fairly quickly to conditions here. But let's get back a bit and find out how his career began.
Gohou's first club was local JC Abidjan, where Jerry (his nickname in the team), made 21 appearances and scored 14 goals. Not a bad result for who player, who played for U-21. His goal threat was scouted in Moroccan Championship, where he made a move in 2008. His career in Africa was not long, he was soon scouted by Swiss club Xamax.
Ivorian striker did not find much luck Switzerland, during thge course of two seasons he only managed to score 9 goals.Gohou then moved to Turkish side FC Denizlispor. In the first season he scored 7 goals, the result was not the one he was hoping for, but attracted attention of Kayseri Erciyesspor. This time Ivorian international started scoring more goals - 19 goals in 30 appearances. Gohou finished as the best striekr in the championship and his club managed finish top in the First League.
His next work place was Russian side FC Krasnodar, where Gerard did not manage to prove himself. He personally thinks that he was simply was not given any chances to show what he is capable of. He admitted that he was crying after several matches. Nowadays, when he is playing for FC Kairat, he is much more happy with his life and work. In his first season in Kazakhstan, in 2014, he scored 14 goals in 16 appearances. You can not wish for a better start.
Such effectiveness did not happen by chance, he proved to be a goalscoring threat during the next two seasons. He scored no less than 20 goals last season and it feels like he is not going to stop.
For the whole of last season he managed to 96 shots away and half of them were on target. To be more precise, his every fifth shot ended up in the back of the net. His passing accuracy is 70% and he won 34% of his challenges.
How many goals will Gerard will score this year? The answer to this question we will leave for now, but whether he can score his first ever goal in the Supercup we can find out very soon - Kairat and Astana will face each other on 4 March at 15:00. Do not miss the game between two best sides in Kazakhstan!