Gor Mahia edged out New Star de Douala 2-1 in a CAF Confederations Cup playoff round match played on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at the MISC Kasarani.
The hosts had a promising
start to the match, restricting New Stars to only a handful of chances with the
ball, but wasteful attacking saw them wait a little longer for the opener.
Lawrence Juma got to the end
of a Francis Kahata cross to put Gor in the front foot, a lead they held onto
New Star would, however, pull
one back through a corner kick in the second half but it is K’ogallo who had
the last laugh when Jacques Tuyisenge rose high to head in an exquisite
delivery by Shafik Batambuze.
The Kenyan Champions will
hope to defend their one-goal advantage when they play the second leg in
Cameroon on January 20, 2019, with the winner on aggregate set to grace the
Group Stages of the CAF Confederations Cup.