Supersport United coach, Kaitano Tembo is expecting a massive crowd to show up to intimidate his side this Sunday.
“It is not going to be easy against Gor Mahia in front of their own crowd because they are probably the best supported team in Kenya. Going to Kenya to play in front of those thousands of passionate fans will be a crucial learning experience for some of the younger players in the team like Jamie Webber and Darren Smith.” said Tembo who took over as coach after Mark Fish was fired in early March.
Gor Mahia Skipper Haron Shakava is urging fans to turn out in droves and gibe his side the home advantage they desperately need.
“We are home and Gor Mahia die-hards should try and turn up in their droves to cheer the team for good result. We can do it!” he told goal.com
Turnout for Kogalo matches at Machakos has been paltry in 2018. Even the big match against Esperance failed t draw numbers. And as was pointed out in the previous article, it was the crowd that lifted Kogalo against Hellenics 25 years ago.
Supersport United, whose nickname is “Matsatsantsa” , have been sub par in 2018. But they have plenty of experience in this tournament and thus cannot be overlooked as Shakava pointed out.
“It will not be an easy match…because last year SuperSport United played in the same competition up to the final but we are ready to face them. Our aim is to win and nothing less.
Supersports last league match was against Polokwane and Supersport who were reduced to 10 men, lost 0-1 thus worsening their domestic woes.