The 0-0 draw with Anse ReUnion has left Coach Zdvarko Logarusic an unhappy man.
“We played a very disjointed game and failed to capitalise on easy chances as the players were very uneasy at goal and my strikers failed to calm down.”
“I acknowledge the expectations were too much with many fans coming to the stadium with already set minds that we would win by a big margin,” Logarusic told supersport.com.
“I am personally affected with the loss but we did not prepare well only managing to play a few games before this day. We have to go back to the drawing board and make amends before the second leg away which will be very difficult,” Logarusic told supersport.
Logarusic added that he will be working on the weaknesses his team showed in order to correct them before the return leg.
Anse ReUnion Coach Guel Ahkong for his part expressed satsifaction with his team’s ability to withstand the pressure. “Gor Mahia played with a lot of speed and attacked so much but my players kept their composure and defended well managing to contain them,” he told michezoafrika.com
Coach Ahkong had indicated earlier that he was targeting a draw in the 1st leg.
The scoreless draw comes as a shock to most pundits considering that the Kenya national team demolished Seychelles both home and away in 2012.The return leg is due to be played on March 2nd. Gor Mahia will have to play without the dependable Teddy Akumu who sacrificed himself to save Gor Mahia the blushes.