Caf Champions League: Robert Mapigano optimistic Gor Mahia can eliminate USM Alger

Gor Mahia keeper David Mapigano with KPL Super Cup trophy.
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The Tanzania shot-stopper is hopeful of getting past the North Africa side in the second leg at Kasarani

Gor Mahia goalkeeper Robert Mapigano is confident his team can claim a much needed 3-0 win to eliminate USM Alger from Caf Champions League this weekend.

The Algerian side claimed a comfortable 4-1 win in the first leg and have a greater chance of making it to the Group Stage of the competition. The shot-stopper, who was directly responsible for two goals K'Ogalo conceded, is adamant the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions will fight to the end.

"This is going to be a very tough game for either side because of what is at stake," Mapigano told Goal on Thursday.

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"They defeated us in the first leg, what makes it hard for us to do the same? We have what it takes to get the 3-0 needed to qualify for the next stage. It will need more work on the pitch, every player has to give more than 100% and if we do so, I am sure we will make it."

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Gor Mahia have never made it past the second preliminary round of the Caf Champions League.

The best K'Ogalo have done is reach the quarter-finals of the Caf Confederation Cup in the 2018/19 season where they were eliminated by RS Berkane of Morocco.