Gor Mahia beat visiting Leones Vegetarianos 2-0 in the first round match staged at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday.
Despite the many wasted opportunities, the former Kenyan international was nonetheless impressed by the overall display by the home side.
“It's not a must that you score more than five goals to progress to the next round. Truth is, Gor Mahia has one foot in the next round," said Ocholla.
The Kenyan champions dictated the game right from the start, but blew away several scoring chances including a penalty miss by Humphrey Mineo in the first half.
New signings Kevin Omondi and Ephraim Guikan scored for K’Ogalo in either half to give the Kenyan representatives a two goal advantage going into the return leg next week.