Dylan Kerr head coach of Kenyan club Gor Mahia
Friday May 18, 2018. 14:00
Kenyan Premier League side, Gor Mahia’s coach Dylan Kerr has praised midfielder Humprey Mieno for the defensive role he played during the CAF Confederations Cup match against USM Alger.
The hosts played to a 0-0 draw in their second Group D match on Wednesday at Moi Stadium.
Mieno was forced to play in a unfamiliar centre half position after Joash Onyango received his marching orders for a second bookable offence in the 53rd minute of the game.
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Kerr heaped praise on the former Tusker and Sofapaka man saying they did not look like they were a man down.
“I am pleased with how Mieno played at the heart of the defence. He partnered well with Shakava and we looked like we were never numerically disadvantaged,” he said to The Star of Kenya.
“I am also elated with the team for their improvement despite being a man less. Two weeks ago, we played Chemelil Sugar and our goalkeeper was sent off while leading 2-0.
“From that moment, the team lost balance and conceded two goals. However, today they have shown a lot of improvement.”
While praising the entire team for the performance, Kerr lashed out at the playing surface which was hurriedly refurbished within two weeks to host a SportPesa friendly match against Hull City.
“That’s not a football pitch. It was un-playable and it did not favour us or the visitors. I think it should be closed and the current playing surface replaced with a better one,” he added.