Thursday Mar 12, 2015. 11:18
Uganda Cranes players Godfrey Walusimbi and Khalid Aucho will lead Gor Mahia FC in their first leg tie against Congo Brazzaville’s AC Leopards in a CAF Champions League tie on Sunday.
The Kenya League Champions eliminated CNaPS of Madagascar on an away goal rule after winning the first leg by a solitary goal in Nairobi in the first leg and falling 3-2 in the return leg.
But Coach Frank Nuttall told Africanfootball.com on Thursday that although he does not know much about the Congo Brazzaville team, he is a ware they are are good team. “We shall need to be at our best in the home game because it’s very important to pick a comfortable win at home,” said Nuttall.
The presence of Walusimbi and Aucho will help the Gor Mahia team as they will face a team that has some experienced players who featured for the national team during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) held in Equatorial Guinea.
Goalkeeper Chansel Massa Mohikola together with defenders Boris Tilton Moubhio Ngounga, Davy Dimitri Bissiki Magnokélé, Sagesse Babele and Cessair Gandzé are the players who were at 2015 Afcon and will feature for the Congo Brazzaville Champions.,
Striker George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo also said playing at home gives the Kenyan champions a big advantage. “We are not so concerned about what they have won and where they have been. Our main focus is to win the first leg to make our work easier in the return match,” he said.
In 2012, AC Leopards won the Confederations Cup and also got an opportunity to feature in the high-profile CAF Super Cup tournament that pits the winner of the Confederations Cup against the winner of the champions league. They went on to lose 2-1 to Egyptian giants Al-Ahly.