Gor Mahia warned of hostile reception in Algeria

Gor Mahia warned of hostile reception in Algeria
Hussein Dey player Ahmed Gasmi

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Feb 28, 2019. 12:00

Algeria’s NA Hussein Dey have warned Gor Mahia of a hostile reception when the teams meet in the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday.

The Kenyans defeated the North Africans 2-0 in the teams’ Matchday 3 meeting in Nairobi last weekend.

Hussein Dey complained of poor treatment and organisation in East Africa and already social media posts are declaring that Gor Mahia will receive even worse in Algiers.

"It is a debt. When you come to Algeria you will see our real face. The (Gor Mahia) management did not provide a bus, and they took us to train at a cricket field. Then during the game they throw things at the pitch," one of the posts stated.

"The Hussein Dey club management has written an official complaint to the match commissioner and to CAF because the law stipulates that the home team is responsible for providing local transport and a training ground. They did not do their part," another added.

Mahia coach Hassan Oktay has also confirmed having been warned of the same by the Algerian reserve players and other members of the team's technical bench who spoke in Arabic.

"I am not fluent in Arabic but during the game I saw people coming to the bench and saying things like, 'You are coming to Algeria! You are coming to Algeria!' and I didn't understand why they were saying that," the Cypriot said during the post-match interview.

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