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Gor Mahia in shock exit; following stunning elimination of TP Mazembe

2019 CECAFA KAGAME CUP

(Rwanda – Kigali, Huye, Rubavu: July 6-21)

QUARTER-FINALS:

Results:

Wednesday, July 17:
Match No. 27: APR (RWA) 0 (3-4 pen) 0 AS Maniema Union (DRC) – Stade Kigali
Match No. 28, Gor Mahia (KEN) 1-2 Green Eagles (ZAM) – Stade Kigali

Tuesday, July 16:

Match No. 26, KCCA (UGA) 2-1 Rayon Sports (RWA) – Stade Kigali

Match No. 25, TP Mazembe (DRC) 1-2 Azam (TAN) – Stade Kigali
Sunday, July 14:

Group ‘D’:

Match No. 24,  AS Ports (DJI) 1-2 AS Maniema (DRC) – Umuganda Stadium

Match No. 23, Gor Mahia (KEN) 1-0 KMKM (ZNZ) – Umuganda Stadium

Saturday, July 13:

Group ‘A’:

Match No. 22,  Rayon Sports (RWA) 0-1 KMC (TAN)  -Kigali Stadium

Match No. 21, Atlabara (SSD) 1-6 TP Mazembe (DRC) – Kigali Stadium

Friday,  July 12:

Group ‘B’:

Match No. 20, KCCA (UGA) 2-1 Mukura Victory (RWA) – Stade Huye

Match No. 19,  Azam (TAN) 0-0 Bandari (KEN) – Stade Huye

Thursday, July 11:

Group ‘C’:

Match No.  18, APR (RWA) 4-0 Heegan (SOM) – Kigali Stadium

Match No. 17,  Proline (UGA) 1-2  Green Eagles (ZAM) – Kigali Stadium

 Wednesday, July 10:

Group ‘D’

Match No. 16: KMKM (ZNZ)  0-2 AS Maniema (DRC) – Stade Umuganda, Rubavu

Match No. 15: AS Ports (DJI) 0-2  Gor Mahia (KEN)  – Stade Umuganda, Rubavu

Tuesday, July 9:

Group ‘A’

Match No. 14: Atlabara (SSD) 0-2 Rayon Sports (RWA)

Match No. 13: KMC (TAN) 0-1 TP Mazembe (DRC)

Group ‘B’

Match No. 12: KCCA (UGA) 1-0 Azam (TAN)

Match No. 11: Bandari (KEN) 2-2 Mukura Victory (RWA)

GROUPING, RESULTS & FIXTURES:

GROUP ‘A’ GROUP ‘B’ GROUP ‘C’ GROUP ‘D’
Rayon Sports (RWA)
Azam (TAN)
APR (RWA)
Gor Mahia (KEN)
Atlabara (SSD)
Mukura Victory (RWA) Green Eagles (ZAM)
AS Maniema Union (DRC)
KMC (TAN)
Bandari (KEN)
Heegan (SOM)
KMKM (ZNZ)
TP Mazembe (DRC)
KCCA (UGA)     Proline (UGA)
AS Ports (DJI)

 

DATE M/NO TEAMS GROUP VENUE TIME
6 July 2019 1 Heegan  2-0 Green Eagles C Kigali Stadium 13.00
6 July 2 APR  1-0 Proline C Kigali Stadium 16.00
7 July 3 Bandari 1-1 KCCA B Huye Stadium 13.00
7 July 4 Azam 1-0 Mukura Victory B Huye Stadium 15.30
7 July 5 KMC 1-1 Atlabara A Kigali Stadium 13.00
7 July 6 Rayon Sports 1-0 TP Mazembe B Kigali Stadium 15.30
8 July 7 KMKM 0-2 AS Ports D Umuganda Stadium 13.00
8 July 8 Gor Mahia 2-1 AS Maniema D Umuganda Stadium 15.30
8 July 9 Proline 2-0 Heegan C Kigali Stadium 13.00
8 July 10 Green Eagles 0-1 APR C Kigali Stadium 15.30
9 July 11 Bandari 2-2 Mukura Victory B Huye Stadium 13.00
9 July 12 KCCA 1-0 Azam B Huye Stadium 15.00
9 July 13 KMC 0-1 TP Mazembe A Kigali Stadium 17.00
9 July 14 Atlabara 0-2 Rayon Sports A Kigali Stadium 19.00
10 July Wed 15 AS Ports 0-2 Gor Mahia D Umuganda Stadium 13.00
10 July Wed 16 KMKM 0-1  AS Maniema D Umuganda Stadium 15.30
11 July Thur 17 Proline 1-2 Green Eagles C Kigali Stadium 13.00
11 July Thur 18 APR 4-0  Heegan C Kigali Stadium 15.30
12 July Fri 19 Azam 0-0  Bandari B Huye Stadium 15.30
12 July Fri 20 KCCA 2-1  Mukura Victory B Huye Stadium 18.00
13 July Sat 21 Atlabara 1-6 TP Mazembe A Kigali Stadium 15.30
13 July Sat 22 Rayon Sports 0-1 KMC A Kigali Stadium 18.00
14 July Sun 23 Gor Mahia 1-0 KMKM D Umuganda Stadium 13.00
14 July Sun 24 AS Ports 1-2 AS Maniema D Umuganda Stadium 15.30
15 July Mon   REST DAY      
16 Tue  

25

26

QUARTER FINALS

TP Mazembe (A1) 1-2 Azam (B2)

KCCA (B1) 2-1  Rayon Sports (A2)

TBC TBC
17 July Wed 27

28

APR (C1) 0 (3-4 pen) 0  AS Maniema (D2)

Gor Mahia  (D1) 1-2 Green Eagles (C2)

18 July Thur REST DAY
19 July Fri  

29

30

SEMI-FINALS

Azam (W 25) v AS Maniema (W 27)

KCCA (W 26) v Green Eagles (W 28)

TBC TBC
20 July Sat REST DAY
21 July Sun 31

32

3rd Place:

Loser 29 v Loser 30

FINAL:

Winner 29 v Winner 30

TBC TBC

GIANTS, Kenya champions Gor Mahia and one of the most glorious football clubs in Africa, TP Mazembe of Congo [Kinshasa], were stunningly knocked out in the quartrer-final stage of the ongoing Cecafa Kagame Cup Club Championship in Rwanda.

Players relishing the opportunity to rub shoulders with these big names of continental and regional football rose to the occasion as Azam of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Mainland, first knocked out Mazembe on Tuesday followed by Cecafa (Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations) guests, Green Eagles of Zambia, frustrating Gor Mahia beating the Kenyans 2-1 and shockingly bundling them out of the competition at Nyamirambo – Stade Kigali – on Wednesday evening. Gor Mahia reached last year’s final in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, losing 0-2 to Azam.

STOP PRESS: (Guest side AS Maniema Union of DR Congo progresses to the semi-finals of CECAFA Kagame Cup after edging three-time champions APR of  Rwanda 4-3 on post-match penalty kicks)

Top: Gor Mahia substitute Dickson Ambundo protects his possession against Green Eagles as teammate Nicholas Kipkirui (left) and Eagles’ Warren Kunda (right) watch. Above: A distraught Gor Mahia coach Hassan Oktay as he team heads for elimination at Nyamirambo on Wednesday evening. Photos/HARDY UWIHANGANYE

Top: Gor Mahia substitute Dickson Ambundo protects his possession against Green Eagles as teammate Nicholas Kipkirui (left) and Eagles’ Warren Kunda (right) watch. Above: A distraught Gor Mahia coach Hassan Oktay as he team heads for elimination at Nyamirambo on Wednesday evening. Photos/HARDY UWIHANGANYE

It has been a very competitive Kagame Cup; Mazembe and Gor Mahia following suit the elimination of Rwanda champions, Rayon Sports, who lost 1-2 to Uganda champions KCCA (Kampala Capital City Authority).

Gor Mahia 1-2 Green Eagles

Gor Mahia coach Hassan Oktay on Wednesday evening cut a frustrated figure after his team was bundled out of the Cecafa Kagame Cup, reports ‘Daily Nation’s’ DAVID KWALIMWA in Nyamirambo, Kigali.

Despite scoring first, the Kenyan champions went on to lose 2-1 to a physically and technically superior Green Eagles side from Zambia.

“It (the result) has something to do with our fitness levels,” moaned Oktay. “You know we are in pre-season. We only trained for a few days before coming here and we have had to play a game every two or three days.”

Oktay also blamed this defeat on the absence of his key players including Philemon Otieno and Francis Mustafa who have been excused from participating in this tournament after featuring at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Zambia.

With the win, Eagles join Uganda’s KCCA and Tanzania’s Azam in the semis. The other slot will be filled by either hosts Patriotic Army (APR) or DR Congo’s AS Maniema.

Green Eagles goalie Sebastian Mwange has a safe catch as Gor Mahia's Kenya striker Nicholas Kipkirui (right) accepts it is a lost cause

Green Eagles goalie Sebastian Mwange has a safe catch as Gor Mahia’s Kenya striker Nicholas Kipkirui (right) accepts it is a lost cause. Photo/HARDY UWIHANGANYE

Substitute Shadrack Mulungwe was the toast of this match. He scored a classic winning goal which aided the Zambian guest team proceed to the last four here at the Stade Kigali.

But both teams commenced this game in lackluster form. With two minutes played, a pass from Warren Kunda intended for his goalkeeper Sebastian Mwange was instead intercepted by Gor Mahia forward Nicholas Kipkirui.

The former Zoo Kericho striker reacted quickly, and lobbed a cheeky shot past the advancing Mwange and into the net for the opening goal of the game. A minute earlier Gor’s Samuel Onyango had sent a speculative shot towards the Zambians goal, but it did not trouble Mwange.

Then it was Gor’s turn to get sloppy. First, Wellington Ochieng’ gave away a foul in a dangerous area and Tapson Kaseba sent a free-kick just off Gor keeper Boniface Oluoch’s right hand side. Then, Hashim Sempala misjudged the ball in his own box and had his pocket picked by Amity Shamende.

Shamende’s initial goal bound shot was blocked by Charles Momanyi but the rebound landed at Kaseba’s feet. The attacker in turn released a first time left foot shot which easily beat a stranded Oluoch.

Eagles, who finished second behind Zesco United in the just concluded Zambia league season, dominated thereafter. Micheal Mwenga had another opportunity to hand his side the lead but blasted over with the goal at his mercy.

Boniface Sunzu then headed a Ceaser Hakaluba corner kick over the bar. Mulungwe scored a brilliant solo goal after the restart. The lanky forward chested a long range pass in the box with his back facing the goal. He thereafter made an acrobatic turn and sweetly struck a left foot shot into the net leaving defenders Harun Shakava and Charles Momanyi wondering what hit them.

There was still time for Mwange to pull a couple of saves from Kipkirui, Boniface Omondi and second half substitute Dickson Ambundo.

TP Mazembe 1-2 Azam

KCCA 2-1 Rayon Sports

Defending Cecafa Kagame Cup champions Azam and Ugandan champions KCCA on Tuesday powered into the last four of tournament, reported BONNIE MUGABE at Stade Kigali.

Azam remained on course to retain the Kagame Cup title after edging out TP Mazembe of Democratic Republic of Congo – a past Cecafa guest — 2-1.

The Cecafa Kagame Cup defending champions Azam team that drew 0-0 with Kenya’s Bandari in their final Group ‘B’ match at Huye last Friday. The Tanzania Mainlanders march to the semi-finals after beating TP Mazembe of DR Congo in Kigali on Tuesday

Giovani Ipamy opened the scoring for Mazembe on 22nd minutes after a lively start from both teams. The lanky winger rose highest to head a Miche Mika free kick past a stranded Razak Abalora who was guarding the Azam goal.

By this time, Mazembe, the five-time African champions, should have been two goals up. But a minute earlier, attacker Christian Kouame was stopped in his tracks by match referee Jean Claude Ishimiwe from Rwanda as he turned away to celebrate.

Uganda champions KCCA are through to the Cup semi-finals on Friday; to meet Green Eagles of Zambia

Uganda champions KCCA are through to the Cup semi-finals on Friday; to meet Green Eagles of Zambia

Meanwhile, Rwandan champions Rayon Sports were bundled out after losing 1-2 to Uganda champions KCCA (Kampala Capital City Authority).

Moustapha Kizza put the ‘Kasasiro Boys’ ahead with a good goal in the 34th minute before Rayon Sports defender Herve Rugwiro equalised for the ‘Blues’ in the 48th minute.

The KCCA snatched the winner in the 66th minute through Jackson Nunda and despite efforts from Rayon Sports who attacked hard and wasted several opportunities in the dying minutes of the game.

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