Gor Mahia bow out of CAF Confederation Cup


Ernest Wendo (L) of Gor Mahia FC contests for an aerial ball with Faouti Kaya ...
Ernest Wendo (L) of Gor Mahia FC contests for an aerial ball with Faouti Kaya of USM Alger FC during their CAF Confederation Cup match at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on May 16, 2018. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • Gor Mahia FC's dream of reaching the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals fell just short as they lost 2-1 to USM Alger at the Stade Omar Hamadi to finish third in Pool D of the competition
  • USMA finished the preliminary round on 11 points to qualify as group leaders with Rayon Sports edging Yanga SC 1-0 to end up on nine points, just one above Gor

Milton Ochieng in Algiers, Algeria

Gor Mahia FC’s dream of reaching the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals fell just short as they lost 2-1 to USM Alger at the Stade Omar Hamadi to finish third in Pool D of the competition.

USMA finished the preliminary round on 11 points to qualify as group leaders with Rayon Sports edging Yanga SC 1-0 to end up on nine points, just one above Gor.

Goals from Prince Ibara and Amir Sayoud put USMA 2-0 up before Jacques Tuyisenge halved the deficit late on with a headed effort after some period of sustained pressure from Gor but the hosts held out to claim the win.

Gor began their clash on a clumsy note here with Harun Shakava conceding a dubious penalty inside the opening ten minutes after handling the ball in the area although goalkeeper Frederick Odhiambo produced a spectacular save to deny Mohamed Rabie Meftah.

“It was a difficult match; we lost and now we’re out of the competition but we’ve come a long way as a team. I want to thank my teammates for their effort and come next month we go again. Now is a time to reflect and go back to the drawing board,” captain Shakava told Citizen Digital.

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