How USM Algers spied on Gor Mahia ahead of Wednesday’s crunch showdown


How USM Algers spied on Gor Mahia ahead of Wednesday's crunch showdown
USM Algers sent an advance delegation to Kenya to spy on their local opponents ahead of Wednesday’s crunch showdown at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

  • Gor Mahia’s Caf- Confederations Cup group ‘D’ opponents USM Algers sent an advance delegation to Kenya to spy on their local opponents ahead of Wednesday’s crunch showdown at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.
  • Citizen Digital has authoritatively gathered that the Algerians advance team was among the thousands of spectators at the Kasarani Stadium terraces on Sunday as the Kenyan champions battled English Championship side Hull City.

Gor Mahia’s Caf- Confederations Cup group ‘D’ opponents USM Algers sent an advance delegation to Kenya to spy on their local opponents ahead of Wednesday’s crunch showdown at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Citizen Digital has authoritatively gathered that the Algerians advance team was among the thousands of spectators at the Kasarani Stadium terraces on Sunday as the Kenyan champions battled English Championship side Hull City.

The aim of the advance team was to gather vital tips which could help tilt the Wednesday game in their favour .

Gor’s deputy secretary general Ronald Ngala confirmed to Citizen Digital that they are aware that the Algerians have been spying on them, adding that they are not moved by the antics.

In the meantime, CAF has confirmed that the match will be overseen by Malian officials. Mahamadou Keita will be the centre referee assisted by compatriots Moriba Diakite and Drissa Kamory Niare as the first and second assistant referees respectively.

At the same time, the Algerian playing unit and a host of other officials landed in Nairobi on Monday morning and were immediately driven to Two Rivers Hotel, along the Thika Superhighway, where they will stay until the end of their continental assignment in Nairobi.

Philemon Otieno (L) of Gor mahia FC take on Stephen Kingsley of Hull City FC during their friendly match at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on May 13, 2018.Photo/Sila Kiplagat/Sportpicha.

The two giants will cross sword from 7pm under flooglights at Kenya’s sporting cathedral, the Kasarani Stadium.

The Algerians head into Wednesday’s tie rich in confidence after defeating Yanga of Tanzania 4-0 in their first group stage match in Algiers.

Gor’s deputy secretary general Ronald Ngala said that despite losing 5-4 in post-match penalties to Hull City on Sunday, the Dylan Kerr coached charges are ready for the test.

Gor launched their group campaign with a battling 1-1 draw against Rayon Sports of Rwanda in Kigali eight days ago.

Hull City FC players acknowledges fans during their friendly match against Gor Mahia FC at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on May 13, 2018. Hull City won the match on post match penalties. Photo/Vincent Ooro/sportpicha.

USM will have a feel of the Kasarani pitch on Tuesday 7pm before the clash.

‘’The visitors have decided to have a feel of the pitch at the same time the match will be played. This therefore means they’ll train at Kasarani on Tuesday evening from 7pm,”Ngala said.

“We can confirm that the match will be played under flood lights and our players are comfortable with that.”

 

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