Gor Mahia coach Kerr blasts Esperance goalkeeper for using delay tactics
10 months ago, 8 Mar 14:32
Gor Mahia manager Dylan Kerr expressed anger over Esperance's use of delay tactics in their first leg Caf Champions league fixture. Dylan especially hit out at Goalie Ben Cherifa for craftily killing time on the clock. Cherifa took his sweet time to line up every goal kick. The game ended in a goalless draw despite the hosts dominating play. Gor will travel to Tunisia for their return fixture slated for Saturday, March 17 Gor Mahia coach Dylan kerr has hit out at Esperance’s Goalkeeper Ben Cherifa, for purposely delaying the game and killing minutes on the clock in their first leg Caf champions League held on March 7. As initially reported by TUKO.co.ke, The game despite numerous attempts created by the green army, who dominated the game played at Kenyatta stadium, Machakos county. Kerr lashed out at the keeper following what he described as crafty tactics aimed at frustrating Gor Mahia into a draw. “Esperance came to draw, they used time-wasting tactics to frustrate us because they had come for a draw,” Kerr told local media during a post-match interview. Kerr expressed deep displeasure with the way Ben Cherifa took his sweet time to take goal kicks and called out the referee for not taking action against his dissent. “It is something that I am not happy with; especially their goalkeeper who on multiple occasions took a lot of time to take a goal kick and the referee was just there,” Kerr went on. The Gor gaffer lauded his team’s effort despite the challenges they faced in the day and commended them for putting up a gallant fight against the Tunisian outfit. "However, I am happy with the way my players played, it was not the best of preparations considering the fact that we spent seven hours in the jam," He said. Kerr promised to deliver his team to the next stage in the return leg fixture slated for March 17. “We could have scored six goals, but it was just a bad day. We will not be cowed in the second leg," He vowed.
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