Williamson: Esperance were too superior for Gor Mahia

The Scottish tactician says K’Ogalo deserved to lose to the North Africans admitting they were 'very fortunate' not to concede more goals in Tunisia

Gor Mahia coach Bobby Williamson has admitted that Tunisia giants Esperance were too superior for his side.

The team jetted back into the country on Tuesday to a low key reception which contrasted sharply with when they edged out US Bitam of Gabon in the preliminary round of Caf Champions League.

“It was a terrible results but the truth is we were out-played. Our opponents were just too good. We have to learn from the experience and hope to do better in future,” the Scott told Goal.

Williamson said he is delighted that now he can focus on the league by putting behind him Champions League participation. “We now have the opportunity to give the league our best shot since this competition is now behind us.”

His assistant John ‘Bobby’ Ogolla echoed same sentiments and pointed out that the results could have been worse. Ogolla praised goalkeeper David Juma for not conceding even more goals after making outstanding saves.

“Juma saved a lot of one on one situation which could have resulted in more goals. Being his first time at this level, he did very well and we have to appreciate him for the effort to keep the scores at five goals.”

Gor Mahia bowed out on an 8-2 goal aggregate after going down 5-0 in the return leg. They lost the first leg 3-2 in Nairobi. Gor Mahia will now shift their focus and energies towards defending Kenya Premier League title.

K’ogalo have played two games so far, winning both of them. They were set to play against former champions Tusker on Thursday but the game was postponed to March 26.