Tuyisenge to the rescue as Gor snatch CECAFA point
- Gor Mahia FC needed a stoppage time penalty to claim a dramatic 2-2 draw with Lydia Ludic in their second Cecafa Kagame Cup Group B match on Tuesday here in Dar es Salaam
- Two former AFC Leopards players conspired to put Gor on the brink but with the Kenyan champions trailing fell 2-1, Jacques Tuyisenge converted a last-minute penalty to snatch a crucial point
Isaac Swila in Dar, Tanzania
Gor Mahia FC needed a stoppage time penalty to claim a dramatic 2-2 draw with Lydia Ludic in their second Cecafa Kagame Cup Group B match on Tuesday here in Dar es Salaam.
Two former AFC Leopards players conspired to put Gor on the brink but with the Kenyan champions trailing 2-1, Jacques Tuyisenge converted a last-minute penalty to snatch a crucial point against the Burundians.
Alexis Kitenge shocked Gor with an early lead in the second minute before K’Ogalo restored parity six minutes later through a Philemon Otieno drive from the box.
However, Ugandan Dan Wagaluka who featured briefly for Leopards in 2014 dashed from his work station on the far left drifting into the centre before unleashing a ferocious effort which proved too much for Shaaban Odhoji in Gor`s goal.
Gor will however have themselves to blame for squandering several chances in the first half.
Ivorian Ephrem Guikan was the most culpable in the afternoon.
A George Odhiambo “Blackberry” through ball to Guikan in the 31st minute showed a lot of promise but the latter fumbled in the box failing to make any meaningful contact when he had just the keeper to beat.
Guikan was to miss again six minutes later this time from close range when his looping header went above the bar.
The Ivorian who had a busy afternoon infront of goal came agonisingly close in the 43rd minute but Lydia Ludic goalie Fabien Mutombo parried the ball for a corner.
Jacques Tuyisenge then saw his point-blank effort blocked from the line from a resultant corner as the two teams headed to the break deadlocked.
Gor coach Dylan Kerr made three changes to the squad that drew 2-2 with Rayon Sports bringing in Shaban Odhoji, Joash Onyango and Philemon Otieno for Boniface Oluoch, Charles Momanyi and Ernest Wendo respectively.
In an earlier group match at the same venue, Rayon Sports and AS Ports of Burundi drew 1-1.
Gor Mahia 2-2 Lydia Ludic
Rayon Sports 1-1 AS Ports
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