Esperance Sportive de Tunis tactician Ruud Krol has hailed their Saturday 1 March 2014’s Caf Champions League opponents Gor Mahia.
The Dutchman however admits of having not watched Gor Mahia play ahead of their meeting but remained optimistic of doing so on arrival in Nairobi.
African Cup final
-Gor Mahia is a Kenyan team that belongs to a country which is progressing in football, the club has already played an African Cup final, the former CS Sfaxien coach told the club’s official site.
-It has several foreign players, including formidable Ugandans. I do not have precise information on the opposing team and I have not had the opportunity of watching them play but when we arrive in Kenya, I will have the opportunity to watch the team’s recently played matches.
The two time African champions will be looking forward to defeat the Kenyan champions as revenge to the 1987 Mandela Cup finals trouncing. The first leg tie will be staged at the Nyayo National Stadium starting 1600hrs local time.
Esperance are slated to jet in tomorrow Thursday 27 February 2014 connecting from Doha, Qatar.