Q&A: Francis Afriye on how Gor Mahia won the Mashemeji Derby and Continental disappointments
Q&A: Francis Afriye on how Gor Mahia won the Mashemeji Derby and Continental disappointments
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Q&A: Francis Afriye on how Gor Mahia won the Mashemeji Derby and Continental disappointments

Gor Mahia thumped their arch-rivals AFC Leopards 4-1 last weekend with Francis Afriye revealing the tactical switch that enabled them win the Mashemeji Derby.

Registering a 4-1 win against your bitter rivals, what was your take on the game?

I'm very very happy for the first derby, it was not easy because if you look at the first half everything was not going according to plan but at half-time I told the coach that he should let me go to number seven because when I go there I can change the game and that's what happened.

What was the feeling playing for the first time in the Mashemeji Derby?

I was so excited because it was my first derby and I think this is the second time that Gor Mahia has won by a big margin in the derby.

Four goals in the second half, what was the reason for the inspired performance?

When you are playing you have to read the game because we saw that the left-back of AFC Leopards (Issac Kipyegon) was very weak and I'm very fast so I can run in that direction and pressure their defense so with the help of that we were successful.

How disappointed are you that the club did not qualify for the CAF Confederations Cup?

My purpose of coming to the club was to play in the CAF Champions League and I was telling them that I was so disappointed and I also felt bad that I did not play but it is God who knows what is good but I'm excited that the team is now performing in the league.

You face Al Hilal Benghazi on Saturday, November 16th in Libya, what are your expectations of the match?

I think we are going to beat them, whenever we travel we see big teams like that so we have to beat them.

What are your season targets for this campaign?

I've scored three goals already and I'm just looking forward to scoring more.

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