Bright start for Gor Mahia as AFC Leopards suffer setback

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AFC Leopards midfielder Henry Uche evades a challenge from his Fosa Juniors markers. The match ended 1-1
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Gor Mahia got underway their CAF Champions League campaign on a high with an impressive 2-0 win over Equatorial Guinea side Leones Vegeterianos on Saturday, February 10, 2018

A goal by Kevin Omondi, coupled with an Ephrem Guikan stunner, saw Gor Mahia look forward to the second leg with one foot in the next round.

At the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, AFC Leopards, was held to a 1-1 draw by Malagasy side Fosa Juniors on Sunday, February 11, 2018.

Goalkeeper Tabibo Balvano misjudged Yussuf Maingi’s intended long pass to Prince Arkoh, the ball eventually finding its way into the guests net to give Ingwe an early lead.

Rado Mbolasoa would, however, restore parity less than ten minutes later when he latched onto a loose ball, shook off a challenge from Leopards left back Isaac Oduro before firing past Gabriel Andika.

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Goalscorer Yussuf Maingi is congratulated by his teammates. Ingwe will hope that the away goal will not work against them

Leopards coach Robert Matano was evidently unhappy with his team’s performance but exuded confidence in Ingwe’s abilities ahead of the return match.

“We have ourselves to blame. My players didn’t play as per our plan but I am confident that we can get a positive result in Madagascar,” said the coach.

The second leg matches are set to be played in 10 days’ time, between 20th and 21st February 2018 with the aggregate winner set to gain qualification to the first round