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CAF: Gor Mahia matches on, face Esperance

Kenya Premier League (KPL) Champions Gor Mahia will face Esperance De Tunis in the second round of Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Champions League after eliminating Leones Vegetarianos of Equatorial Guinea.

The K’ogallo side managed to score 3-0 aggregate in the preliminary round, with Gor Mahia winning 2-0 in Kenyan encounter at Machakos stadium and one all draw at Leones home.

Gor now has a mountain task in handling Espérance who have been a hard nut to crack with the last time the two sides met seeing the North Africans thrashing the record 16 time KPL champions 8-2 on aggregate.

Esperance had earlier dumped out ASAC Concorde of Mauritius with an emphatic 6-1 aggregate win.

Gor mahia will host the first leg between March 6-7 before travelling to Tunis for the return leg a week later.

The winner between Gor and Esperance will grace the lucrative group stages – with the draw set for March 21.

Leones took the lead in the 55th minute and pushed for another goal which would have taken the match to penalties.

But Gor levelled after Francis Kahata’s corner was redirected into the net by a Vegetarianos player, making matters harder for the hosts as they now required to score three unanswered goal to progress.

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