Gor Mahia's Meddie Kagere Credit: SuperSport United Media
  • SuperSport United 2-1 Gor Mahia
[/media-credit] Gor Mahia’s Meddie Kagere Credit: SuperSport United Media

Kenyan giants Gor Mahia have advanced to the CAF Confederation Cup group stage despite falling 2-1 to SuperSport United on Wednesday night.

Francis Kahata scored the all important away goal for Gor to make the group stage for the first time and also become the first Kenyan side to achieve that feat.

The K’Ogalo had travel hitches and only arrived in South Africa on Tuesday but that did not deter them as the held last year’s Cup finalists in the first.

However, the side went down fifteen minutes into the second half when skipper Harun Shakava diverted the ball into his own net.

Kahata who tormented SuperSport’s defense all night replied almost immediately with a well taken goal off George Odhambo’s cross.

Thambo Mnyamane then restored the hosts lead seven minutes later but Gor Mahia who were without Ephrem Guikan and Jacques Tuyisenge (scorer in the first leg) held on despite a late attacks from the Matsatsantsa.

Dylan Kerr’s men survived with one of Mnyamane’s efforts coming off the crossbar five minutes from time.

Team Line-ups

SuperSport United XI: Pieterse (GK), Kekana, Gould, Mokeke, Bhasera, Mokoena, Mbule, Webber, Le Roux, Stoffels, Mnyamane

Substitutes: Mbanjwa, Boateng, Daniels, Modiba, Smith

Gor Mahia XI: Boniface Oluoch (GK), Haron Shakava, Joash Onyango, Joachim Oluoch, Wesley Onguso, Philemon Otieno, Bernard Ondieki, Francis Kahata. Humprey Mieno, George Odhiambo, Meddie Kagere.

Substitutes: Shaban Odhoji, Charles Momanyi, Boniface Omondi, Kevin Omondi, Cercidy Okeyo, Samuel Onyango, Lawrence Juma

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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