Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay believes his side did not deserve to lose to Green Eagles and consequently get knocked out of the ongoing CECAFA Kagame Cup Competition in Rwanda.
Oktay feels his team played the better football and only conceded two goals after making two mistakes. He also attributed the loss partly to the team's poor finishing touch.
"What I believe is that we played good football. We made two mistakes and they scored two goals, they did not open us up we did that. We did not have the final touch, I said it before coming with young boys sometimes it affects you they need experience. We don't deserve to be eliminated I believe we played better than the other team, " he said.
"We lost two good players Jacques Tuyisenge and Kahata plus four national team players for us is about fitness. Yes, we should play semifinals with the quality we have but unfortunately, it did not happen, " he added.
Oktay has lost two key players in winger Francis Kahata and striker Jacques Tuyisenge who have moved to Simba SC in Tanzania and Petro de Luanda in Angola respectively. He believes the team needs to reinforce in attacking positions or else they will struggle.
"We need to sign one or two quality players. We need players or else we will struggle we need two strikers and one wide player, " he said.
Eagles came from a goal down to beat the Kenyan outfit 2-1. Nicholas Kipkirui opened the scores in the third minute but the lead only lasted for six minutes as Tapson Kaseba leveled matters in the 9th minute.
Second-half substitute Shadreck Mulungwe put Eagles in the lead with a 70th-minute strike from inside the 18-yard area. Eagles held on to win the match knocking out Gor Mahia and will now face KCCA of Uganda in the semifinals set for Friday, July 19th.
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