Gor Mahia FC in Kigali ahead of Rayon Sports clash
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Saturday, May 5th, 2018, 15:14
Kenyan league champions Gor Mahia FC arrived in Kigali City on Saturday morning ahead of Sunday’s Group D clash against Rayon Sports in the 2018 Total CAF Confederation Cup. Rayon Sports FC hosts Gor Mahia FC in the first game of Group D which will be staged at Stade de Kigali at 18:00.
The team composed of 32 members arrived at Kigali International Airport at 8:35am aboard Kenya Airways. They have been booked at Hill Top Hotel in Remera and will hold their official training session at Stade de Kigali at 18:00 which will be followed by the official pre-match press conference at 19:45.
Commonly known as K’Ogalo, Gor Mahia have won the Kenyan Premier League a record 16 times, three more titles than their bitter rivals AFC Leopards. On the continental stage, Gor has a better track record than Rayon Sports. To date, they remain the only team from Kenya and the CECAFA region to have won an African continental title, having won the African Cup Winners’ Cup in 1987.
The Nairobi-based green and white side reached the quarter-finals of the CAF Champions league (former African Cup of Champion clubs) in 1993 and has won the regional CECAFA championship three times; in 1981, 1982 and 1985.
Meanwhile, Rayon Sports FC held their official training session at Stade de Kigali on Friday night.
Rayon Sports FC dropped to the Confederations Cup after losing to South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns in the Champions League first round. Rayon Sports Fc is joined in Group D of the CAF Confederations Cup by Kenya’s Gor Mahia FC, USM Algiers and Tanzania’s Yanga SC.
CAF Confederation Cup Group D Matches Sunday, 18:00 Rayon Sports FC vs Gor Mahia FC (Stade de Kigali) May, 16 Young Africans vs Rayon Sports FC July, 18 Rayon Sports Vs USM Alger July, 29 USM Alger Vs Rayon Sports August, 19 Gor Mahia Vs Rayon Sports August, 29 Rayon Sport Vs Young Africans.