What Gor Mahia should do to prevail in Caf Champions League!

Goal Kenya.
What will K’Ogalo do to ensure that they better their performance from last season?

Gor Mahia have been ruling the local football scene for quite some time. They are currently holding the league record having won the championship for unrivaled fifteenth times last season.

The Green Army has represented Kenya in the Caf Champions League four times in the last five years. Twice they have gone past the first preliminary round, but could not match the likes of Tunisia's Esperance as well as Congo's AC Leopards.

With Equatorial Guinea's Leones Vegetarianos coming up this weekend, it is pretty obvious that Gor Mahia will come into the match as favourites.

What will K’Ogalo do to ensure that they better their performance from last season?

  1. Goal Kenya.

    #1 Stick to the game plan

    This is a match that is tactically won, and coach Dylan Kerr has proved severally that he is technically gifted. The attacking and defensive display by the Gor Mahia squad is unmatched, in short, the champions have perfected the art and they reminded their opponents the same in last weekend's 4-0 mauling of Nakumatt during the season opener. Let K’Ogalo show respect to their opponents, but fearing them will be like digging their own grave.

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    #2 Shake off stage fright

    Gor Mahia is already made up of players, who have featured in the continental stage with either their former clubs or national teams. Against the likes of CNaPS and AC Leopards, the Kenyan champions looked scared! This is something that can be worked on by the technical bench. The main thing is to set the winning mentality on the players and push them from the first whistle.

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    #3 Go for an early goal!

    An early goal is usually effective in destabilizing the opponent’s defense and Gor Mahia should aim at hitting the target on Saturday. Players like Meddie Kagere, Jacques Tuyisenge and George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo are at their best in the first quarter or so, and that can work on the team's advantage. The midfield should run the show and block their opponents from going past them, and that is where Ernest Wendo and Humphrey Mieno will come in.

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    #4 Keep a clean sheet

    Away goals have always worked against the best teams in the competition. To eliminate an opponent from the competition is simple, make use of your home ground advantage and ensure you win comfortably. With that ruthless attack, Dylan Kerr has what it takes to ensure the team gets maximum points, better still, he should advise the defenders to avoid committing costly mistakes at the back.

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    #5 Fans factor!

    Fans have an important role to play in this match. In 2015, when AC Leopards scored against K’Ogalo at Nyayo Stadium, the fans literally went quiet. It affected the team a great deal and the opponents enjoyed the rest of the game, managing to get a vital win and points. It is something that the fans should not repeat because their cheers matter and once the players feel their love, they will fight to the end.