Gor Mahia floor dreaded Zamalek

Sunday February 3 2019

Gor Mahia's Jacques Tuyisenge (c) celebrates

Gor Mahia's Jacques Tuyisenge (c) celebrates his goal with Boniface Omondi (l) and Nicholas Kipkurui against Zamalek during the Caf Confederation Cup Group D match on February 3, 2019 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Nairobi. Gor won 4-2. CHRIS OMOLLO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Kenya's soccer champions Gor Mahia Sunday floored Egyptian giants Zamalek 4-2 as the two teams began their Caf Confederation Cup group clashes.

The rare victory sent Gor Mahia supporters into wild celebrations that spread all the way to the Nairobi CBD, about 15km from the venue of the match.

Scorers for Gor in the epic clash at the Moi International Sports Complex, Kasarani, included Dennis Oliech (90+1), who was making a return from retirement.

Their rivalry

Rwandan Jacques Tuyisenge scored a double for the home team in the 25th and 37th minutes, with continental debutant Nicholas Kipkirui hitting the net in the 52nd minute.

Ibrahim Hassan shot the visitors ahead in the seventh minute, then recorded his name on the score sheet for the second time in 43rd minute, the first half ending 2-2.


Gor and Zamalek were renewing their rivalry after 21 years.