Gor secure top spot after dramatic CAF Cup win


Gor Mahia FC players Jacques Tuyisenge (down) celebrates Franics Mustapha his goal with teammate during ...
Gor Mahia FC players Jacques Tuyisenge (down) celebrates Franics Mustapha his goal with teammate during their CAF Confederation cup match at Kasarani stadium on February 24,2019.Gor Mahia FC Won 2-0 Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

In Summary

Gor Mahia FC scored twice in four minutes as they undid Algerian side Hussein Dey deep in the second half to win 2-0 and climb top of the CAF Confederation Cup Group D on Sunday. Hussein Dey were determined to take a point back home, resorting to diving and cheap time wasting tactics but were unlocked by Francis Kahata's superb effort in the 84th minute before Jacques Tuyisenge popped up with the insurance goal.

Gor Mahia FC scored twice in four minutes as they undid Algerian side Hussein Dey deep in the second half to win 2-0 and climb top of the CAF Confederation Cup Group D on Sunday.

Hussein Dey were determined to take a point back home, resorting to diving and cheap time wasting tactics but were unlocked by Francis Kahata’s superb effort in the 84th minute before Jacques Tuyisenge popped up with the insurance goal.

The visitors ended the match with ten men after Chamseddine Harrag was given matching orders by the referee for dissent with defender vehemently disputing the decision to uphold Kahata’s goal.

Tuyisenge’s strike moments later sparked confrontations with the away camp engaging Gor’s technical bench in a scuffle that led to match being temporarily stopped.

Coach Hassan Oktay’s charges looked lively right from the off as the as the coveted partnership of the forward duo of Tuyisenge and Nicholas Kipkirui marauded around the visitors den much to the delight of the home fans.

Jacques Tuyisenge was denied in the 12th minute on a one on one situation by Hussein Dey goalkeeper Gaya Merbah after being set up by the inform striker Nicholas Kipkirui who also got so close along with fellow goal hunter Francis Kahata.

Play was stopped for a few minutes on the close of the first quarter of the game as Dey striker Ahmed Gasmi had to be attended to after going down under a tackle in the in the middle of the park and eventually bowed out of the afternoon’s contest a few minutes later with fellow forward Abderrao Choiter taking on the mantle.

The first half in which Gor Mahia saw much of the ball came to a goalless close with headcoach Oktay fuming on the sidelines seemingly irked by some of the officiating decisions.

The visitors exhibited a slight improvement after the break as goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch survived an early scare after Dey center forward Yaya Faouzi blazed the side net at the edge of the six yard box.

Meziane Ighil’s men saw a penalty appeal turned down after Faouzi went down in the box under a tackle from defence maestro Shafik Batambuze.

K’Ogallo withdrew playmaker Lawrence Juma in favour of attacker Benard Ondiek as Oktay aimed at scorching Dey with only a quarter of the game left to play and calling on tested firepower George Odhiambo ‘Black Berry’ with Samuel Onyango making way, tactical decisions that called for top class resilience from the Algerian side’s backline.

Mdfield virtuoso Francis Kahata broke the deadlock in the 82nd minute as defender Chamseddine Harrag was given matching orders by the referee for foul language while disputing the goal.
Tuyisenge added the second three minutes later blowing up the away camp resulting into confrontations from the opposing camps.

Gor ar now top of Group D with six points after three matches, two points above second placed and losers Hussein Dey while Petro De Luanda and Zamalek are third and fourth on three and one point(s) each.

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