Gor Mahia target to qualify for the next round

Written By: Kennedy Langat

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Kenya Premier league champions Gor Mahia will be seeking to qualify for the next round of the CAF Champions league when they face Leones Vegeteranios of Equatorial Guinea in the return leg fixture in Malabo at 7pm East African time.

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KO’gallo will be buoyed by a 2-0 goals advantage from the first leg played in Machakos and they just need a draw, so as to qualify for the first round of the Continental event.

The team coached by Dylen Kerr conducted their first training last evening in Malabo after departing the country on Monday.

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Gor Mahia has represented Kenya four times in the CAF, Champions League for the past five seasons.

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Meanwhile, Kenya premier league side AFC Leopards are also away in Mahajanga, Madagascar where they will face hosts FOSA Juniors this afternoon in the return leg of the CAF Confederations Cup.

Ingwe need a 2-0 victory in today’s encounter, to book a place in the first round of the competition after drawing 1-1 in the first leg played in Kakamega, last weekend.

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The team will miss the services of injured Nigerian striker, Henry Uche.

Finally, The Confederation of African Football is set to debut the video assistant referee – VAR for the first time this Saturday.

VAR will be introduced in Casablanca during the CAF Super Cup match. 

In a statement, CAF, said this was a huge step for African football.

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The Super Cup, which will feature Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca and TP Mazembe of DR Congo, is a competition between the winners of the African Champions League and the second-tier Confederation Cup.

VAR was supposed to be introduced during the African Nations Championship quarter-finals in Morocco last month, but training sessions were held instead.

Football’s world governing body, Fifa, will decide next month whether to use VAR at the World Cup, this summer in Russia.

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