Wednesday 14th August, 2019
NAIROBI, Aug. 14 (Xinhua/GNA) – Kenya’s
premium league champion Gor Mahia’s new head coach Steven Polack has tipped the
club to bundle out Aigle Noir of Burundi when the two sides meet in the
continental Champions League return leg in Nairobi.
The Englishman only had one training session
with the team upon his unveiling and was happy to oversee the team draw with
the rival away in Bujumbura in Africa’s biggest club competition.
“I was very impressed by the players’
attitude,” said Polack on return to Nairobi.
“The build-up was difficult but the
players performed well and I’m happy with the result. I only trained with them
once but I’m happy that their response is already showing,” added Polack.
The coach said that the away result and the
overall performance of the team gave him confidence that his new charges could
eliminate the Black Eagles.
“I want to be number one with the club
not just in local competitions in Kenya but also on the continental scene.
Against Aigle Noir, we had our chances and perhaps one goal should have been
scored but a draw away is fair enough away from home. The tie is there for us
to take and that is what we are going to do at home,” he said.
The two teams will meet in Nairobi on Aug.
25 with the winner on aggregate to face either Algeria’s USM Alger or SONIDEP
of Niger in the next round. USM Alger won 2-1 in their first leg match against
SONIDEP in Niamey on Aug. 10.