NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
The CAF confederations Cup campaign resumes on
Wednesday as Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia will host
Yanga FC from Tanzania here in Group D clash.
Gor Mahia will seek
to build on their good run of form to bury their opponents.
The Kenyan champions
have two points in a group that also has leaders USM Algers of
Algeria with four points. Rayon Sports of Rwanda and Yanga have
two and one respectively.
The winners and
runners-up of each of the four groups will advance to the
quarterfinals. Yanga arrived in Nairobi on Monday and opted to
make their own accommodation and transport frustrating any
efforts by their hosts Gor Mahia to help.
Gor Mahia secretary
general Ben Omondi said on Tuesday that their Tanzanian
opponents may be reading mischief from the hosts, who returned
from the regional CECAFA Club Championships in Dar es Salaam
over the weekend and refused to use facilities set aside by
Tanzanian hosts, which they believe had been charmed.
“This is common with
African teams. However, let me assure Yanga that Gor Mahia has
never and will never use black magic,” Omondi said.
Gor Mahia coach
Dylan Kerr will be eyeing his first victory of the CAF Group
Stage competition after drawing in their first two matches
against USM Algiers and Rayon Sports.
On the other hand,
Yanga lost 4-0 to USM Alger and later secured a barren draw at
home to Rayon Sports.
session was fantastic. All in preparation for tomorrow’s CAF
Confederations Cup match against Yanga. Let the fans come in
large numbers to watch us,” said Kerr.
The winners of the
2018 CAF Confederation Cup will earn the right to play against
the winners of the 2018 CAF Champions League in the 2018 CAF
Super Cup in December.
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