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Cecafa Kagame Cup: Green Eagles stun Gor Mahia 2-1 ▷ Kenya News



Kenya Premier League champions Gor Mahia have crashed out of the CECAFA Kagame Cup after suffering a 2-1 defeat to Zambia’s Green Eagles in the competition’s quarter final stage.

Gor were seeking a 4th CECAFA title, five years after making a return to the competition they last won in 1985.

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Gor debuted the competition in 2014 after a 17-year absence, and had reached the quarters in three of their four appearances, winning two of those.

However, the Kenyan side failed to take control of the Wednesday, July 17, clash played at Nyamirambo stadium in Kigali despite getting an early lead.

Nicholas Kipikirui nodded home for K’Ogalo inside two minutes of the match, but Tapson Kaseba restored parity for the Zambians five minutes later.

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Neither side could find the back of the net afterwards, as both teams finished the first half 1-1.

With everything to play for in the second half, Hassan Oktay rung a few tactical changes, introducing new signing Dickson Ambundo in Samuel Onyango’s place.

Kipkirui came close to giving Gor the lead once again in the 50th minute, but could not beat Eagles keeper with his hard shot.

Shdrack Mulungwe went on to double Eagles’ lead in the 68th minute, firing into the net from inside the box after outwitting Geoffrey Ochieng and Sempala to create acres of space.

Several attempts by K’Ogalo to draw their opponents level failed as the Eagles held on to claim a comfortable 2-1 victory to reach the regional tournament’s semi-finals.

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