Gor Mahia hosts Zamalek in Confederation Cup opener

Kenya Premier league (KPL) champions Gor Mahia will be hosting Egyptian side Zamalek in the opening match of Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Confederation Cup, the second tier of continental football.

Gor mahia will be seeking to end the jinx of losing to the North African side in pool D match set for this Sunday at Moi Sports Centre, Kasarani.

The 17 time local champions has faced Egyptians teams five times, three of which has been the famous Zamalek who led to their two-year ban by Caf in 1984.

In 1984, Gor Mahia was drawn against Zamalek in the second round of African Cup of Champions Clubs where Egyptians won by a solitary goal.

In 1994, Zamalek eliminated Gor Mahia from continental Cup following 2-1 win in Cairo and one all draw in Nairobi before facing each other for the third time in 1998 where Gor won 1-0 in the first leg before going down 4-0 in the second leg in Cairo.

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