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Gor Mahia face CECAFA champions

Kenya Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia will face off with CECAFA champions Azam in the CECAFA Kagame Cup semi final match that will be played on Wednesday afternoon.

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The National Stadium showdown will be great for Gor Mahia who have never won the title that started 32 years ago.

In other semifinal, Tanzanian champions Simba SC will be taking on Zanzibar’s side Jeshi La Kijenga Uchumi (JKU).

JKU ousted another Tanzanian side Singida 4-3 ina penalty sootout following a barren draw in both normal and extra time.

Gor coach Dylan Kerr revealed his charges will not be lining up for revenge against a team they lost 2-0 in the 2015 Cecafa Kagame Cup final at the same venue.

Jacques Tuyisenge, who looked sharp in Tuesday’s training session at Uhuru Stadium, is set to lead the attack quarter-final hero Francis Mustafa.

Azam coach Dutchman Hans Van der Pluijm has put emphasis on minimising individual mistakes committed in their 4-2 win over Rayon Sports of Rwanda on Monday.

To be very honest, it makes little sense to know much about your opponent, what matters is your own team to play to their strength with the tactical discipline, be compact and minimise individual mistakes,” said the Dutchman, who will once more rely on Spanish second tier side CD Tenerife-bound Shaban Iddi Chilunda who tops the scorers chart on seven goals.

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Wednesday

Gor Mahia v Azam (National stadium, 2pm)

Simba v Singida United (National stadium, 5pm

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