Esperance vs Gor Mahia return leg date confirmed
The CAF Champions League second leg match pitting Kenyan giants Gor Mahia against Espérance de Tunis will be played on Sunday, 18th March,2018 from 4pm Tunisia time at Stade Olympique Rades, Tunis.
Initially, there were reports that Esperance had brought the match against Gor Mahia to 16th match to pave way for another clash between local rivals Club Africain who host RS Berkane of Morocco in a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the same venue, but this match will now be staged on 17th, a day before the Gor Mahia vs Esperance clash.
A statement by Espérance de Tunis confirmed the date;
“Our return leg for the round of 16 Champions League against Gor Mahia will take place on Sunday, March 18 from 16h at Radès stadium”
The teams tied 0-0 from the first leg match played at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos. Gor Mahia wasted several chances that could have twisted the odds in their favor but still stand a chance to shock the African giants.Coach Dylan Kerr is optimistic on Gor Mahia chances.
“I think there is a chance for us. Everybody didn’t expect us to get a chance before the first game but if anyone watched the game then they know that we were the better team. They came to defend and frustrate us with too much time wasting,” the coach said.
“If we play with this same energy and enthusiasm I believe that we can pull a good result there.” Kerr added.
“Gor is a big club in Kenya dominating the KPL but now we have to show it in the big stage. We have a talented squad and the heart to go and do this,” further said the Briton.