Why Gor Mahia might be handed a direct ticket to Champions League with win over Aigle Noir
Why Gor Mahia might be handed a direct ticket to Champions League with win over Aigle Noir
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Why Gor Mahia might be handed a direct ticket to Champions League with win over Aigle Noir

Gor Mahia's dream of making a debut in the CAF Champions League might be a step away from reality with a win over Aigle Noir as their possible opponents USM Alger have admitted they could pull out of the tournament due to a financial crisis.

K'Ogalo face Aigle Noir in the return leg on Sunday 25th August after a barren stalemate a fortnight ago in Burundi. A win will see Steven Polack's charges advance to the First Round where they are slated to face the winner between Niger side SONIDEP and USM Alger.

Alger have a massive advantage heading into the return leg at home after beating SONIDEP 2-1 and started their Algerian Ligue 1 with a win over ES Sétif last Thursday. A section of a Facebook statement on their official page cited that the club may be forced to pull out of the Champions League due to lack of funds.

"It is also important to know that the situation of the union of Algeria has not improved, and this position may put the club in a position that requires it to withdraw from the champions league in case of. The steps taken by the administration and the club lawyer have not yet resulted in new, but we will continue our legal actions to free the club from this tragic situation."

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