Matchday: Gor Mahia take on Ports of Djibouti in CECAFA Group D tie

Victory will send K'Ogalo top of the pile and seal a place in the last eight with a game to spare in Kagame Cup.

The battle for Group D leadership and quest for quarterfinal berths in this year’s CECAFA Club Championships pits bigwigs Gor Mahia against Djibouti champions Ports in Rubavu, Rwanda this afternoon.

A simple victory will prop K’Ogalo into the group’s driving seat and seal a place in the last eight while opponents Ports are equally promised as much should they triumph.

Ports dismissed Zanzibari club KMKM 2-0 in their opening match while Gor Mahia conceded a late penalty in their 2-1 victory over Congolese outfit AS Maniema.

Thus Ports sit above Gor Mahia in Group D courtesy of superior goal difference. K’Ogalo expect to improve in their second match since regrouping from offseason.

There were moments when fluidity missed in the Kenyan champions’ play as the midfield and forward line struggled against a well drilled AS Maniema. Full back Wellington Ochieng conjured the opener out of nothing as his long range drive put Gor Mahia in the lead.

Diminutive winger Boniface Omondi then doubled the lead with a wonderful chip above Maniema goalkeeper at the start of second half. The team’s forward line is expected to stir up against Ports and improve K’Ogalo’s impressive start.

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