Gor Mahia head coach Stephen Pollack has called on his charges not to dwell on their elimination from the CAF Champions League, following the 0 – 2 loss inflicted by Algerian side USM Alger on Sunday 29 September at Moi International Sports Cente (MISC) Kasarani.
A dejected Pollack admitted that it was a low moment for his team but with a load of crucial matches ahead, he urged his players to clear off this setback and keep their focus on the future.
“Right now I have to think about the future, we have a match on Wednesday and tomorrow is a new day, we have to clear our mindsets and move forward,” he said.
Gor will now drop to the CAF Confederations Cup, where they will know their opponents after the draw on Wednesday and Pollack hopes they take lessons to the competition.
“Looking at this two legged match we played, it sure would have made history going to the group stages and that’s what we wanted to do but it wasn’t meant to be and it’s a learning process so when next time we go there we will know what kind of level will have to play with.
“As we go to the Confederations cup we hope to reach the group stages by God’s grace and we will also continue to plan well,” he added.
There will be very little time to recover for the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions, as they have a match against Nzoia Sugar on Wednesday 2 October at the Mumias Sports Complex.
“I’ll motivate the team to get their minds straight for the game on Wednesday and they should not have anything to feel disgraceful about today’s game because the effort they gave and courage that they showed was amazing.
“I’m not happy about the defeat but we have to put our chins up and move on,” he added.
Gor Mahia have won both their matches in the KPL and go to the clash against Nzoia Sugar with two matches in hand and stand a chance to go top of the KPL log after the midweek game.