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Gor Mahia’s big blow in Morocco

Kenya Premier league champions God Mahia were crashed out of CAF Confederation Cup in the able hands of RS Berkane on Sunday evening in Morocco.

The 17 time KPL champions lost 5-1 in the second leg for a total of 7-1 aggregate to bundle out

Laba Kodjo, Mohamed Aziz and Bakre Helali were all on target for hosts in that order before Issoufou Dayd added the fourth after the break.

Gor had briefly levelled the scores through Lawrence Juma’s strike in the 24th minute but that is as far as it got.

Gor, arriving just two hours after tiring seven-hour road journey from the Casablanca International Airport, had contained the pressure in the first 20 minutes raising false hopes that they could indeed compete.

Lawrence Juma levelled almost immediately after sloppy defending, but Berkane took control to lead 3-1 at half-time thanks to goals from captain Mohammed Aziz and Badr el Helali.

The Kenyan champions lost 2-0 at home against the Moroccan club last weekend, and now need to win this return leg clash by three clear goals to progress to the semi-finals of the Caf Confederation Cup.

But then K’Ogalo’s trip to Berkane has been dogged by controversy and challenges including late air ticket bookings by the government, a mechanical problem to the Kenya Airways flight the side was initially supposed to travel in, and a section of players posting pictures of themselves sleeping on the floor at the airport.

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