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Beaming Gor Mahia take on Zambians in Wednesday quarter finals in Kigali

2019 CECAFA KAGAME CUP

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

Fixtures:

QUARTER-FINALS:

Tuesday, July 16:

16.00: Match No. 25, TP Mazembe (DRC) v Azam (TAN) – Stade Kigali
18.30: Match No. 26, KCCA (UGA) v Rayon Sports (RWA) – Stade Kigali

Wednesday, July 17:
18.30: Match No. 27: APR (RWA) v AS Maniema Union (DRC) – Stade Kigali
16.00: Match No. 28, Gor Mahia (KEN) v Green Eagles (ZAM) – Stade Kigali

Results:

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 1-0KMKM 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) v Azam (B2)

KCCA (B1) v  Rayon Sports (A2)

TBC TBC
17 July Wed 27

28

APR (C1) AS Maniema (D2)

Gor Mahia  (D1) v Green Eagles (C2)

18 July Thur REST DAY
19 July Fri  

29

30

SEMI-FINAL

Winner 25 v Winner 27

Winner 26 v Winner 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

KENYA champions Gor Mahia will face Zambia’s Green Eagles in the quarter-finals of the Cecafa ongoing [Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations] Kagame Cup club championship in Kigali on Wednesday.

This was after Gor completed an impressive clean sweep in Group ‘D’ fixtures here in Rubavu, Western Rwanda, on Sunday with a win over 10-man KMKM (Kikosi Maalum Cha Kuzuia Magendo) of Zanzibar.

Top: Gor Mahia’s Eric Ombija soars high for a header during their match on Sunday against KMKM of Zanzibar in Rubavu. Above: The No.24s, Lawrence Juma (right) of Gor Mahia and KMKM’s Ibrahim Khamis Khatib battle it out

Top: Gor Mahia’s Eric Ombija soars high for a header during their match on Sunday against KMKM of Zanzibar in Rubavu. Above: The No.24s, Lawrence Juma (right) of Gor Mahia and KMKM’s Ibrahim Khamis Khatib battle it out

This match ended 1-0, with Eric Ombija scoring the only goal of the game late on. He headed home a Hashim Sempala cross past KMKM ‘keeper Nassor Abdalla who had impressed throughout the game.

With this result, Gor finished its group matches with maximum points from three matches against KMKM, Democratic Republic of Congo’s AS Maniema Union and Djibouti’s AS Port.

Only Rwanda giants APR in Group ‘C’ out of the 16 teams competing in this tournament, were the only other team that have managed to win all its pool engagements. KMKM finished last with no point from as many games in the group, and are eliminated.

In other quarter-finals matches, Rwandan champions Rayon Sport will play Uganda’s KCCA (Kampala Capital City Authority), as Tanzania Mainland’s and Kagame Cup holders Azam entertain African bigwigs TP Mazembe.

The Rwandan Army club APR will, meanwhile face either DR Congo’s AS Maniema or Djibouti’s AS Port.

Gor coach Hassan Oktay made a host of changes, perhaps with one eye on the quarter-finals. First teamers Boniface Oluoch, Charles Momanyi, Kenneth Muguna, Haruna Shakava and Nicholas Kipkurui were all rested, with new signings David Mapigano, Elvis Ronack, Eliud Lokuwam and Tobias Otieno playing in their stead.

The Gor Mahia starter v KMKM ... next the Kenya champions take on Green Eagles of Zambia in the Cecafa Kagame Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday at Stade Kigali, Nyamirambo

The Gor Mahia starter v KMKM … next the Kenya champions take on Green Eagles of Zambia in the Cecafa Kagame Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday at Stade Kigali, Nyamirambo

“We are playing very many games in a short spell and I have to refresh the squad to avoid injuries. We are hoping to win this tournament,” said Oktay.

Still, the Kenyan champions dominated against statistically the weakest team in the group.

With four minutes played, Dennis Oalo, the new signing from Nairobi Stima, had the ball in the net with a wonderful first touch off Samuel Onyango’s pass.

But Ugandan referee William Oloya ruled that wasn’t a goal, as the scorer had strayed in an offside position.

Cecafa guest team AS Maniema Union (right) of DR Congo during their 2-1 over AS Ports of Djibouti. The Congolese first-timers take on Rwanda's APR in the Kagame Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday

Cecafa guest team AS Maniema Union (right) of DR Congo during their 2-1 over AS Ports of Djibouti. The Congolese first-timers take on Rwanda’s APR in the Kagame Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday

Three minutes later, Oalo missed a one-on-one chance against goalkeeper Nassor Abdalla with the later rushing off his line to clear the ball with his legs.

In between, the Zanzibar champions huffed and puffed. Said Mwinyi headed wide with only Mapigano to beat, while Ibrahim Khamis Khatib’s long range shot blazed well wide.

That was before Oloya sent Samir Yahya off on the stroke of half time for a rash challenge, the player’s second bookable offence.

Gor still conspired to lose chances the team would normally bury upon resumption. In the 51st minute, substitute Lawrence Juma blasted wide with a yawning net at his mercy.

Oktay would summon Shakava and Kipkurui midway through the second half and Gor piled more pressure as KMKM soaked it all in.

Quarter-finalists on their Cecafa Kagame Cup debut, AS Maniema Union of

Quarter-finalists on their Cecafa Kagame Cup debut, AS Maniema Union of Kindu Province, Eastern DR Congo

AS Maniema Union of DR Congo finished second in Group ‘D’ with six points following a 2-1 win over AS Ports of Djibouti. Kilangalanga Pame scored the opening goal in the 10th minute before Lutonadio Tegi doubled the lead in the 13th minute. Gabriel Dadzie scored the consolation goal for AS Ports in the 71st minute.

AS Ports finished the tournament with three points while KMKM finished last with no point. With the result, AS Maniema Union will face three-time champions APR in the quarter-final round.

The quarter-final round winners will face-off in the semi-final round which will be played on July 19 ahead of the final which will be played on July 21, 2019.

The winner of the annual tournament stands to pocket $30,000 (Sh 3 million) in prize money while runners up will receive $20,000 (Sh 2m) and $10,000 (Sh 1m) respectively. – Reported by ‘Daily Nation’ in Rubavu and BONNIE MUGABE in Kigali

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