Gor Mahia captain Harun Shakava has called for composure ahead of their Caf Champions League return leg in Equatorial Guinea on February 20.
Gor Mahia will carry a two-goal advantage to the West Africa nation when they take on Leones Vegetarianos in the reverse fixture, but despite the advantage, Shakava believes that the players will need to be at their best levels to sail through to the first round.
“I have been pushing my players to be at their best and we’ll need to compose ourselves in the return leg if we are to sail through. The two goals are very important now that they (Leones Vegetarianos) didn’t get an away goal, but we are not there yet,” Shakava said in a post-match interview.
“We didn’t know anything about them before this game, but now that we’ve seen how they play, we’ll just need to rectify our mistake by sharpening our finishing and we’ll be good to go."
Shakava however, heaped praise on the club’s new signings adding that they have been a motivation to the team.
“All of them (new players) are good players and they have brought something new to the team. Those who played today were a motivation to the team and those who didn’t get a chance still have something to offer in the coming games.”
Gor Mahia’s goals came from the new signings with Kevin Omondi netting the opener in the first half while Ephraim Guikan scored the second goal.