The Kenyan champions blew away the best chance to seal last sixteen spot on Sunday after they were beaten by Rayon Sports of Rwanda 2-1 in a Group D fixture played at Kasarani.
K’Ogalo were shocked to go behind in the second minute when Bimenyimana guided the ball past keeper Shaban Odhoji but responded with an equalizer from Burundian forward Francis Mustapha.
However, Rayon Sports defender Erick Rutanga, curled in a beautiful free-kick for the winning goal but the Kenyan side can take heart from the result posted in Tanzania where Yanga SC, against all odds, defeated USM Alger 2-1.
The Briton now says they will have to dig dip and get a good result in Algiers during the final round of the Group. “We have to go there with that aim to win and I believe we can do that. What I know though, it will be a difficult game.
“Against Rayon Sports, I picked the best team to win and we didn’t win so now we have to keep the focus and go to USM and win,” Kerr told Goal.
Kerr has however, faulted his keeper Shaban Odhoji for the second goal that killed the morale of his players. “And yes…my keeper was at fault for the second goal. He has been excellent but his mistake gave Rayon Sports the advantage.”
Despite the defeat, Gor Mahia still leads Group D with eight points, same as second placed USM Alger, who lost by the same margin to Yanga.