Thursday Dec 02, 2021. 16:00
Gor Mahia assistant coach Sammy Omollo has called on the club’s supporters to inspire a come-from-behind victory over AS Otoho in the CAF Confederation Cup.
The Kenyan giants are trailing 0-1 after the first leg of their playoff tie against the Congolese side and will play host to the return match on Sunday 5 December in Nairobi.
K’Ogalo are hopeful of having fans in attendance at the Nyayo National Stadium and Omollo wants them to be the 12th man as the hosts chase a place in the group stage of the CAFCC.
“This is a match I am very positive we will win with the support of our fans,” Omollo is quoted by Goal.
“I am optimistic the fans will be allowed into the stadium to cheer the team, and it is the only thing we want. Players will do their part on the pitch, and the fans should also do theirs.
“It is all we want to get the goals we need to get in the next phase of the competition.”
The former Harambee Stars defender adds that Gor Mahia have the psychological strength to turn the tie around.
“The current crop of players are strong mentally and they showed it even in the first leg,” Omollo explained.
“Imagine playing with just 11 players and containing your host for the better part of the game and we were playing away.
“If we managed to contain that pressure, we will do even better on Sunday in front of our fans. We are in a place we are used to and, hopefully, we will have the likes of Jules Ulimwengu back for the second leg after controversially missing the first one.
“I am very optimistic we will get the result we need in order to qualify for the group stage of Africa’s second-tier competition.”