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Gor Mahia hold off Cameroonian side to progress in continental tournament

Kenyan champions Gor Mahia have booked their place in the group stages of the Caf Confederation Cup following a nervy barren draw away to Cameroonian opposition New Stars de Douala.

The outcome of Sunday evening’s match saw the 17-time Kenyan champions progressing on a 2-1 aggregate score after winning the first leg match 2-1 last weekend at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Nairobi.

With the slim advantage, Gor Mahia needed just to avoid defeat in away in Limbe to progress in the tournament, which they did.

This will be Gor Mahia’s second consecutive appearance in the tournament’s group stage following their maiden appearance last year.

PRIZE MONEY

For their heroics, a Sh27 million reward now awaits them, this being the prize money which all the 16 teams in the group stages will be entitled to.

Progression into the tournament will also provide some measure of consolation for K’Ogalo who two weeks ago suffered the heartbreak of being knocked out of the lucrative Caf Champions League by the narrowest of margins.

K’Ogalo failed to protect a healthy 3-1 advantage over Nigerian champions Lobi Stars from the first leg encounter in Nairobi, suffering a 2-0 loss in the reverse fixture to tumble out on the away goal rule.