Kenyan football giants Gor Mahia will take on Jeshi La Kujenga Uchumi (JKU) in the third-place play-offs in the CACAFA Kagame Club championships on Friday.
As defending champions Azam take on Tanzania league champions Simba in th final match on the same day at National Stadium in Dar Es Salaam.
The 16 times Kenya Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia lost to defending champions Azam in the semi final match played on Wednesday afternoon. Azam scored 2 goals against Gor Mahia in the extra time after a barren draw in the regulations time.
Gor will be taking on JKU for the second time this year and fight for the one million shillings. Kogallo beat JKU 2-0 in the second edition of Sportpesa Super Cup hosted at Afraha Stadium.
Azam will play Simba SC who JKU another semi final match.
The champions take home Sh3 million while the runners up pocket Sh2 million courtesy of sponsor, Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
Tusker is the latest Kenyan club to win the title in 2008 under then coach Jacob “Ghost” Mulee by defeating Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) 2-1 in the final.
Simba remain the most successful club in the regional competition with six titles and have never lost a final hosted in Tanzania, and will be hoping to end a 16-year wait for the crown. Simba’s last success in the regional tourney came in 2002 when they beat Prince Louis of Burundi 1-0.
Simba and Azam have won four games and drawn once scoring nine goals though Simba has conceded less (two) compared to Azam’s five in the 2018 edition.
Previously, they’ve met 18 times in the domestic competitions with Simba winning eight while four of the matches have ended in draws.