Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr says his team 'did not turn up' for the Caf Confederation Cup match against Rayon Sports on Sunday.
K'Ogalo needed a point to proceed to the quarter-final from Group D but ended up falling 2-1 to the Rwandese side.
Coach Kerr says the team will now have to work harder in Algeria to ensure it progresses to the next phase of the competition.
"On Sunday we did not play as we usually do. We lacked our usual rhythm and flair. It is a match we wanted to win, we had done everything right, but that did not show on the pitch.
“We struggled to play our game. Mistakes have cost us in too many games and we have not had time to rectify, but that is not an excuse.
"We need to go to USM and get maximum points. It is not a draw we are going for. It is three points.
“I believe we have what it takes to get what we want from this game, we need to improve it," Kerr told Goal.
USM and K'Ogalo need a point in their final match to progress to the quarters.