Speaking in the post match interview, Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr thinks his team should have scored at least 7 goals in the first half had they taken their chances.
“We scored in the first minute then in our usual way, we thought we could just walk the ball into the net for the rest of the match.” said Kerr
On Yanga’s second half onslaught, Kerr says he does not blame goalkeeper Oluoch. He however thinks his side took their foot off the accelerator pedal. He also thinks fatigue set in, allowing Yanga to put Gor Mahia under pressure in the last 10 minutes.
” I am not blaming Bonny. Yes he made a mistake. But the team did not react well to conceding a goal. They (Yanga) did. They scored and they put us under pressure”
In conclusion, Kerr is satisfied with the way his side played.
“Its always tough to play against your neighbours. I am delighted with the win. The three points are very healthy for us. We played well especially in the first half. ”
Kerr thinks Gor Mahia should look beyond local success be organized and sort out issues like contracts. .
” I have known Gor Mahia since 2012 when Bobby Williamson was coach. They are very succesful in Kenya. This is an opportunity to put themselves on the African map. There ambitions must match my ambitions. They can only be that if they play in continental championships. Now we have a chance to reach the next stage. You have to be at your best. Contracts should be sorted. There should be no excuse.” concluded Kerr.
Gor Mahia are now atop group D. This after Rayon Sports pulled off a surprise draw away at USM Alger.
Based on past experience, should Gor Mahia go to the next stage, they will face a group C opponent. Group C is currently wide open with all four teams in with a chance to qualify for the next stage. The four teams are AC Williamsville (CIV), CARA Brazzaville (Congo), Enyimba(Nigeria), AC Djoliba(Mali).