Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Champions Gor Mahia has made it to the group stages of the Total CAF Confederation Cup 2019. This is the second time that they have made it to the group stages.
The draw was held on Monday at the CAF Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. Former Cameroon forward Patrick Mboma assisted with the draw process which was conducted by CAF Deputy General Secretary Anthony Baffoe.
In the draw, Gor Mahia was placed in Group D alongside NA Hussein Day from Algeria, Atletico Petroleos from Angola, and Zamalek from Egypt.
They proceeded to the next level after a barren draw in the second leg against Cameroonian team New Stars de Douala in Limbe, Cameroon. Gor Mahia went through on a 2-1 goal aggregate after they won the first leg in Nairobi last weekend.
Gor Mahia, who are being managed by coach Hassan Oktay, will host five time African champions Zamalek on February 3rd 2019 in their opening group game. They will then play Petro Atletico from Angola in their second match on February 13th 2019. Gor Mahia will then play Hussein Dey from Algeria on February 24 and then play in the return leg on March 3rd 2018. Thereafter they will play away to Zamalek on March 10, before finally facing against Petro Atletico on March 17th 2019.
Elsewhere, Tunisian clubs Etoile du Sahel and CS Sfaxien found themselves in Group B alongside Enugu Rangers of Nigeria and Salitas, from Burkina Faso. In Group C, Zambia has two clubs i.e. Nkana and Zesco, with Asante Kotoko (Ghana) and Hilal (Sudan) the other teams in the group.
The two tops teams in each group will proceed to the quarter finals whose draw will be held on March 20th 2019. Betting sites will be busy as the group stages kick off as the competition looks it will be competitive.
The full Total CAF Confederation Cup 2019 draw as announced by CAF is follows:
Al Hilal Omdurman
Asante Kotoko SC
Gor Mahia FC
NA Hussein Dey
The Total CAF Confederation Cup is an annual club football competition organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) since 1992. Clubs qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. It is the second-tier competition of African club football, ranking below the CAF Champions League. The winner of the tournament faces the winner of the Total CAF Champions League in the following season’s CAF Super Cup.
Gor Mahia Football Club, fondly known as K’Ogalo, is a Kenyan football club. It is one of the most successful football clubs in Kenya, having won the Kenyan Premier League a record 17 times and have also won the FKF President’s Cup a record 10 times. They are currently on top of the Kenyan Premier League with 75 points after 34 games. They recently beat Mount Kenya United 4-1. Their next fixtures will see them play Sony Sugar, AFC Leopards and Western Stima at home. They will also Vihiga United and Sofapaka away in coming weeks.