Gor Mahia head coach Frank Nuttal admitted his frustration after the team let go of a two – goal lead to draw 2 – 2 with Tusker FC in the first leg of the two teams’ Top 8 semi final clash staged at the Afraha Stadium on Saturday 17 October.
Ali Abondo and Meddie Kegere netted for Gor in the first half but a decline in the second half saw Tusker restore parity with goals from Jesse Were and Eugene Asike much to Nuttal’s chagrin.
The coach however has a positive to pick from the game in the fact that, having played as the away team, the two goals will count for much in the return leg to be staged in Nairobi on Wednesday 4 November.
“It was frustrating to give away two goals but again, the conditions of the pitch wouldn’t allow us. We also had to field a few players in different positions due to unavailability of some, Wafula dropping into the left back position because we had no other option,”
“But two away goals is an advantage to us and we shall have to make sure we perform well in the return leg so that we can qualify,” he noted.