AFC Leopards, Gor Mahia braced for first-round second leg ties

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Gor Mahia forward Meddie Kagere in action against Leones Vegeterianos at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos

2017 Kenyan Premier League Champions Gor Mahia and FKF Shield Cup Champions AFC Leopards will today, February 21, 2018, take part in the second leg ties of the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederations Cup.

Gor Mahia edged out Equatorial Guinea side Leones Vegeterianos 2-0 in the first leg played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Kevin Omondi and Ephraim Guikan were on target for the KPL Defending Champions.

AFC Leopards, on the other hand, was held to a 1-1 draw by Malagasy side Fosa Juniors in a match played at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega. Yusuf Mainge had given the hosts an early lead that was canceled out by Rado Mbolasoa less than ten minutes later.

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AFC Leopards midfielder Henry Uche in action against Fosa Juniors. Leopards was held to a 1-1 draw

Leopards will need to score at least a goal and avoid conceding, while Gor Mahia, having a two-goal advantage, will be hoping to keep a clean-sheet. A 1-0 loss, however, will still see Gor through to the next round.

Also Read: Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards upbeat ahead of CAF continental fixtures


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