Aristocrats of African football Gor Mahia of Kenya and Congo’s DC Motema Pembe will clash in the CAF Confederation Cup play-off as both sides bid to reach the group stage of 2019/2020 edition.
K’Ogalo will host the first leg in Nairobi on the last weekend of October while Motema Pembe will be home in the first weekend of November.
The two teams were scheduled to meet earlier in the season before DC Motema Pembe pulled out of CECAFA Club Championships held in Rwanda.
DC Motema Pembe eliminated Al-Khartoum of Sudan 4-3 on post match penalty shootouts after two legs of their clash ended 2-2 on aggregate. The first leg played in Sudan ended 2-1 in favour of the DC Motema Pembe before Al-Khartoum turned tables in Congo with a 2-1 victory of their own to throw the tie into the lottery of penalties.
Gor Mahia on the other hand dropped down to the Confederation Cup after succumbing to a 6-1 aggregate score against USM Alger of Algeria.
The two teams were scheduled to meet earlier in the season before DC Motema Pembe pulled out of CECAFA Club Championships held in Rwanda. The universe has conspired to bring them together in a bigger competition where pulling out attracts grave penalties.
Gor Mahia are knocking on the group stage door for a third consecutive time while their Congolese opposition are awakening from continental slumber.