Tolu Arokodare would be looking to score his second goal of the season when KAA Genk takes on Swiss side Servette in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round later today at the Cegeka Arena.
Arokodare was on target when both sides met last Tuesday in a game that ended 1-1. Tolu Arokodare had opened the scoring in the 21st minute of the encounter but the Belgians were pegged back in the 77th minute through Steve Rouiller.
A win for Gent would see the Belgian Jupiler League side qualify for the group phase of the 2023/24 Champions League. The draw for the new season is scheduled for Thursday, August 31.
Genk manager, Wouter Vrancken, says all the players including Arokodare and Yira Sow are fit for the game, however, he has insisted that they all have to go into the match with their A-game as Sevette would prove to be a difficult side to beat just like the first leg.
“Everyone is indeed fit. We are fully ready for it, but it certainly won’t be easy. Servette FC will not make it easy for us, just like last week,” Vrancken told the press per club website.
“We know that they have specific qualities. Details make the difference. It is good to hear that more than 15,000 supporters will be there. Our fans have often shown in recent years that they can make a difference together with the team.
“Just like the supporters, the group of players and technical staff are also eager to go to the next round. We all want the highest possible, but first, we have to get past Servette FC.”