Kenyan champions Gor Mahia FC will take on DR Congo giants DC Motema Pembe in the ultimate qualification round of the CAF Confederations Cup, following the draw held in Cairo Egypt on Wednesday 9 October.
Domestic Cup winners Bandari FC, meanwhile, landed a date with Guinean side Horoya FC in the same round that will see the Kenyan sides play in the CAF Confederation Cup Group stages should they post wins on aggregate.
Gor were relegated to the second-tier CAF competition after falling home and away to USMA while their rivals, DCMP have been progressing step by step in the CAF Confederations Cup.
Their latest conquest was a fixture against Al Khartoum of Sudan, which they won on penalties after a two-all draw on aggregate.
DC Motema Pembe is one of the oldest clubs in the DRC and the most successful even if their recent run at continental football has not had anything to write home about.
Now, awakening from the shadows of TP Mazembe, the Kinshasa side will travel to Nairobi for the first leg set to be played in the final week of October after which it will be Gor Mahia’s turn to play in front of their 50, 000 capacity base.
Kenya’s other representatives, Bandari FC, take on Horoya- giants of Guinea in a match that could see them write history. Bernard Mwalala’s men have had a fair run in the preliminary rounds of the CAF Confed- their last outing seeing them emerge aggregate winners over Tunisian side US Ben Guerdane. They will play their first leg on October 27.