Gor dumped out of CAF Confederation Cup

Gor dumped out of CAF Confederation Cup

John Macharia (L) of Gor Mahia FC tackle Chandrel Massanga of AS Otoho of Congo during CAF Confederation play-off match at Nyayo national stadium in Nairobi on December 05, 2021.Photo/Sportpicha

  • The visitors got off to a lively start in Nairobi when striker Roland Okouri put the visitors  ahead in the 10th minute from a sumptuous free-kick

Gor Mahia are out of the CAF Confederation Cup after a 2-1 aggregate loss at the hands of AS Otoho d’Oyo of Congo in the playoff. 

Gor had needed to win Sunday's return leg at the Nyayo National Stadium having lost the opener 1-0 in Brazzaville a week ago but could only muster a 1-1 draw. 

The visitors got off to a lively start in Nairobi when striker Roland Okouri put the visitors  ahead in the 10th minute after getting on the end of a loose ball for which Gor had failed to clear from a free-kick. 

K'galo got an instant response through John Macharia and it appeared there would be a goal-fest only for the goals to dry up as Otoho locked the doors on Gor to progress. 

Gor had the opportunity to go 2-1 up in the 55th minute through Jules Ulimwengu who was found with a long ball but the forward could only fire his effort wide. 

Another clear chance for the Congolese side came in the 80th minute after striker Mohendiki was left with goalkeeper Gad Mathews but he could not find the composure to bury it.

Gor were massively disadvantaged during the opening leg with two of their players forced into quarantine after they tested positive for COVID-19. 

They remained in the country as the rest of the squad returned home, only returning on Thursday after Gor mediated to have them released. 

K’Ogalo will now shift their focus to reclaiming the top-flight title from Tusker.

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