The draw of the Confederation of African Football has been released and Kenyan giants Gor Mahia are aware of their quarter-finals opponent.
The draw which was conducted yesterday at the Marriot Hotel in Cairo, Egypt by former Egyptian star Emad Moteab and Cameroonian legend Patrick “Magic” Mboma saw Gor being Renaissance Sportive de Berkane from Morocco.
What now trolls the minds of many is how the Kenyan giants are going to face the match with a lot of drawbacks starting from suspension of several players to coach’s unawareness of the opponent.
Gor coach Hassan Oktay has confessed that he knows nothing about the Morrocan team, claiming Kenya has no enough facilities to enable him do the research.
“Now I’ve a lot of homework to do; research about their strengths and weaknesses, what kind of formation they play, who they are. As you know, Kenya has no enough technology to help me do this, either way, we’ve to know how to punish them,” added the 42-year-old who will miss five key players in the first leg at home due to suspension.
Besides, K’Ogalo will also be missing many of his stars who some were suspended and some were booked in their past matches.
Captain Harun Shakava leads the quintet having picked his second consecutive yellow card in the 1-0 win against Petro Atletico last Sunday at Kasarani stadium alongside midfielder Ernest Wendo and left back Shaffik Batambuze – the latter two were red carded on the day.
Goalkeeper Peter Odhiambo and lead striker Jacques Tuyisenge will also miss the next match after picking two subsequent yellow cards.
Gor Mahia made a historic comeback on Sunday after beating Angola’s Petro Atletico 1-0, after struggling with the Arab teams in their home grounds.