Gor knocked out of CAF Champions League


Esperance forward Bilel Nasri is blocked by Joachim Oluoch of Gor Mahia FC during their ...
Esperance forward Bilel Nasri is blocked by Joachim Oluoch of Gor Mahia FC during their Caf Champions League match at the Kenyatta stadium in Machakos county on March 07, 2018. The match ended on a barren draw. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Gor Mahia FC's CAF Champions League run was put to an end on Sunday as they lost 1-0 to Esperance in the return leg of their second round clash at the Stade El Menzah in Tunisia
  • The first leg had ended 0-0 10 days ago in Machakos and Gor had needed an outright win or a scoring draw to progress into the group stages

Gor Mahia FC’s CAF Champions League run was put to an end on Sunday as they lost 1-0 to Esperance in the return leg of their second round clash at the Stade El Menzah in Tunisia.

The first leg had ended 0-0 10 days ago in Machakos and Gor had needed an outright win or a scoring draw to progress into the group stages.

Anice Badri’s 20th minute strike complicated matters for head coach Dylan Kerr’s charges as they failed to find the much-needed reply with the hosts happy to go down easy at the slightest challenge to see out the rest of the match.

Kerr had made clear his displeasure at the opposition’s ‘unsporting’ tactics in the first leg and was visibly livid again and was twice prevented from crossing over to the home tactical area as he protested the time wasting.

Gor are however not down and out as their continental run takes a slightly less glamorous route. The Kenyan Premier League champions will seek a place in the Caf Confederation Cup group stages through a two-legged play-off match against an opponent that is yet to be determined.

Boniface Oluoch, Wesley Onguso, Joachim Oluoch, Joash Onyango, Harun Shakava, Ernest Wendo, Francis Kahata, Philemon Otieno, Meddie Kagere, Jacques Tuyisenge, George Odhiambo.

Esperance Starting XI

Moez Ben Cherifia (GK), Houcine Rabii, Chamseddine Dhaouadi, Khalil Chammam, Sameh Derbali, Fousseny Coulibaly, Franck Kom, Mohamed Ali Moncer, Anice Badri, Youssef Belaili et Taha Yassine Khenissi.

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