Gor Mahia will now face CR Belouizdad of Algeria in the first round of the Caf Champions League. The Kenyan champions qualified for the next stage of the competition. This was after they managed to secure a 4-3 aggregate win against APR of Rwanda in a two-legged affair.
The Rwandan champions came into the return leg with a 2-1 advantage from their first leg meeting in Kigali. However, they could not sustain the pressure as Gor Mahia scored two quick goals in added time. Consequently, they won in 3-1 and advance.
Elseways, CR Belouizdad of Algeria reached the next round after a 4-0 aggregate win against Al Nasr of Libya. The Algerian champions won the first leg away in Tripoli 2-0. They returned home to complete the job with another 2-0 win. They will now face K’Ogalo.
In line with the Confederation of African Football (Caf), teams will play the first leg between December 22 and 23, 2020 in Algeria. The return leg isplanned for January 5 to 6, 2021 in Nairobi.
Gor Mahia vs CR Belouizdad history
\The last time Gor Mahia played against an Algerian opponent was in 2019. They were to face USM Alger in the same competition. USM Alger came to Nairobi and beat K’Ogalo 4-1 and returned home in Algiers to win the return leg 2-0. Here, they advanced to the next round with a 6-1 aggregate score line. The two teams also met in the Confederation Cup in the 2018 season with the first leg staged in Kenya. It ended in a 0-0 draw before USM Alger won the return leg 2-1 at home to advance 2-1 on aggregate.
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In 2019, Gor Mahia was also drawn to face Algerian side Hussein Dey in the Confederation Cup. They won the first leg staged in Nairobi 2-0 but lost away 1-0 to claim a 2-1 aggregate win.
Meanwhile, Tanzania champions Simba SC will take on FC Platinum if Zimbabwe in the next round of the competition. The Wekundu wa Msimbazi qualified for the next phase after securing a 1-0 aggregate win against Nigerian outfit Plateau United.
Simba won the first leg played in Abuja 1-0 courtesy of a Clatous Chama goal. They claimed a 0-0 draw in the return leg played at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.