Gor Mahia will miss the services of Ernest Wendo when they take on SuperSport United in the return leg of Caf Confederation Cup.
The Kenyan champions will carry a 1-0 advantage to Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa, when the two sides clash in the second leg on April 17 but minus the burly midfielder, who will be suspended for accumulating yellow cards.
Coach Dylan Kerr will thus be forced to change his winning side as they strive to make it to the Group stages of the competition.
Coach Kerr has insisted that they will not park the bus in South Africa but will attack from the first whistle. “This (win) is not enough. We came up against a very different side but we have to go there with a positive attitude, the way we did in Esperance.”
SuperSport United interim coach Kaitano Tembo has remained confident that they will turn the tables in the return leg.
“I am not contented with the result, we could have also been given a penalty when one of my players was fouled in Gor Mahia's danger zone, but the referee ignored it. It was a big moment that could have changed the outcome of the match.
“We are heading into the second leg with confidence because we believe we can turn the results in our favor,” Tembo told Goal.
A win or draw for Gor Mahia in the return leg will see the team progress to Group stages for the first time in club’s history.