NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr is
certain his side will weather the storm and qualify for
the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederations Cup.
Nairobi on Tuesday, the coach of the Kenyan Premier League
champions said he has a strong team that will withstand
the pressure but warned it will be a tough task to remain
at the top of their group.
leads Group D of the CAF Confederations Cup with eight
points. They are tied with USM Alger of Algeria but top
the group due to a superior goal difference. Rwanda’s
Rayon Sport is third with three points while Tanzania’s
Yanga are bottom of the group with just a point.
Only the top
two teams in each of the four groups will qualify for the
quarterfinals. “We target to make something big out of
this team; to beat the entire continent. That will require
discipline and determination. We have to remain united and
strong,” said Kerr.
determination to conquer Africa, qualification to the
quarterfinals will also increase Gor Mahia’s earnings.
it will pay 270,000 U.S. dollars to all clubs that make it
to the group stage of the competition. There will be an
additional 80,000 dollars should they make it to the
The last four
teams will be assured of 450,000 dollars while the
Confederation of African Football will award the winner
1.25 million dollars and a chance to meet the winner of
the CAF Champions League.
“We are going
to be stretched to the limit because we have a small squad
but I have confidence the players will withstand the
pressure of playing after every three days. We just need
to stay injury free, remain focused and must be very
careful. With luck and good recovery, the results will be
good,” said Kerr.