Gor Mahia are out of the ongoing CECAFA Kagame Cup tournament after suffering a 2-1 loss to Zambian side Green Eagles in the two teams’ quarter-final match-up played at the Kigali Stadium in Rwanda on Wednesday 17 July.
Granted an invite as one of three guest teams in this year’s tournament, the Zambian side endured a sloppy start as just two minutes into the game they had fallen behind to a Nicholas Kipkirui effort.
The goal though, would do little to offset them as just seven minutes after falling behind, last season’s second best team in the Zambian topflight, would pull themselves back level through Tapson Kaseba’s strike.
The game would remain all square up until the 69th minute when Shadrack Mulungwe weaved past the K’Ogalo defence to give his team the lead, one they would not relinquish.
The win sets up a semi-final tie for Green Eagles against Ugandan champions KCCA who yesterday defeated home favourites Rayon Sports.
The last quarter-final tie is currently ongoing at the same venue between APR and AS Maniema of Congo.
Gor’s exit means that there is no other team from Kenya left in the tournament with Bandari FC having earlier exited the tourney at the group stages.
Defending champions Azam FC, KCCA and now Green Eagles are the three teams to have booked a last four spot.