Gor Mahia will take on DC Motema Pembe on Sunday November 3 in the return leg of the CAF Confederations cup. In the first leg at Kasarani, Gor Mahia were the better side for long stretches but could not convert their possession into goals.
“We will have to be more clinical to stand a chance. I will work to improve on everything, including our defence,” said coach Steve Polack.
A goal by substitute Yikpe Gnamien was soon canceled by William Likuta. The Congolese striker is confident of vanquishing the Kenyan champions on Sunday.
“We will win in Kinshasa because now we know our opponents well. They are an average side but work very hard,” boasted Likuta after the game.
Its a daunting task in Kinshasa where attendance for big matches can be as high as 80,000. Gor Mahia will need to prepare for an intimidating atmosphere. Coach Polack is very familiar with Kinshasa
“I have been in DRC twice as a coach and I know how they treat opponents. I have instructed my players not to react to any issue and leave it to security officials and CAF. Our main focus will be to win the game whatever situation we find ourselves in,” said Polack to the Nation.
Polack denied claims that the players were on a go slow.
“The team is okay and those who played on Sunday were given time to rest. I am impressed with the way our team performed on the pitch and am sure we will get a good result away. The team is united and they are happy playing for Gor Mahia,” said Polack.
Meanwhile club secretary Ronald Ngala confirmed that Kogalo will travel on Friday.
“We approached the government with a request and they have given us the nod, thus we shall leave on Friday November 1,”Ngala explained.