Kenya’s sole representatives at the ongoing men’s African Club Championship General Service Unit GSU will on Friday starting 1900hrs local time take to court to lock horns with Algerian’s bigwigs Esperance hoping to grab their first victory in the continental showpiece having shambled twice in succession.
The local champions served off the tournament with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-12, 25-21) tumble to Egypt’s League toppers Geish on Wednesday before being overwhelmed 3-0 (2- 25 -23, 25-17, 25-18) by Etoile Sportive of Algeria.
With this lackluster run the Gideon Tarus coached side are sitting second bottom of Pool C thanks to Stef Auto who pulled out. And with giants Esperance knocking, a ruthless beating looks imminent lest they pull a shocker.
GSU’s best ever performance in the tournament dates back to 1995 in Benin, when they won bronze medal but with this form they might replicate last year’s tournament in Tunisia, where they finished 12th.
A total of 24 teams from 17 nations are taking part in the championship that kicked off on March 23rd through to April 3rd.