21 February 2013

Kenya: Gor Skipper Confident of Beating Anse Reunion

Gor Mahia skipper Jerim Onyango has expressed confidence that they can overcome Anse Reunion in the CAF Cup return leg despite a goal-less in first leg in Nairobi.

Onyango said the pressure will be on the home side, who will be playing in front of their fans. "The tie is not over. We can still win if we score the first goal. In any case the pressure will be on them as they will be playing in front of their fans hence they are likely to crack under the circumstances," added Onyango.

He said the strikers must be sharper in front of goal in the return leg. "We can't afford to throw away chances and I think the strikers will have no choice but to rectify the mistakes displayed in the first leg," added Onyango.

He cited Anthony Akumu sending off as the turning point in their barren draw match a week ago."Playing 10 against 11 is never easy but next time we will be 11 against 11, I am confident we will go through. The game left no doubt about the quality we have because we harassed them even with 10 men. I am hopeful all is not lost and we will prevail," he said.

Gor travel to the Seychelles in a fortnight and will be buoyed by Tusker FC's win over St. Michel on the same day. "If they can win, we can too. The huge nature of the score (4-1) shows that we are able to win there too if we prepare well. Congratulations to them and I hope we can do the same," he added.

Gor were bundled out of the competition at a similar stage last season, losing out 4-0 on aggregate to Mozambican side, Ferroviario Maputo.

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