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Gor Mahia Caf Confederation Cup match with Merowe in doubt

FOOTBALL By Washington Onyango | October 23rd 2021
Gor Mahia's Boniface Omondi (right) celebrates his goal against AFC Leopards with Peter Luasa during an FKF-PL match at Kasarani Stadium on October 20, 2021. [Stafford Ondego, Standard]

Gor Mahia’s Caf Confederation Cup second leg match against Al-Ahly Merowe scheduled to be played on Sunday at Nyayo Stadium is in doubt after the Sudanese failed to show up or communicate on Saturday.

The return leg is hanging in the balance as the Sudanese side had not arrived in the country by Saturday evening.

Speaking ahead of the match, Gor Mahia Sporting Director Lordvick Aduda said they will proceed with their preparations until today 4pm before knowing its fate.

“Until Merowe fails to appear for kick off at 4pm, that’s when we will know the game is not taking place. For your information, the match officials arrived and even trained yesterday in the morning. Our team had a feel of the pitch and we are gearing towards the game,” Aduda told Standard Sports.

“Teams have challenges in travelling, but as the host team, we are prepared to play the match today. As far as we are concerned, we have not received any information either from them (Merowe) or CAF that they are not coming. Our arrangements to host the match are still going on.”

K’Ogalo heads into the game with a comfortable advantage having beaten their opponents 3-1 at the New Suez Stadium in Egypt one week ago in the first leg.

K’Ogalo are one step into the playoffs round where they will meet one of the 16 teams which will have been eliminated in the Caf Champions League first round in a draw to be held next week by Caf.

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