Kenyan giants Gor Mahia have been eliminated from the CAF Champions League after falling to USM Algers 2-0 (1-6 aggregate) in a clash staged at the MISC Kasarani on Sunday 29 September.
Gor needed four goals to progress into the next stage but the task was made enormous for them on the third minute when some lack of communication between keeper Fredrick Onyango and his defence allowed Ahimen Mahious to open the scoring proceedings.
Even before they could settle, Mahious was to bag his and USM second in the 16th minute; a goal that deflected the fans that had made their way into the stadium.
The home side was a victim of several missed chances with Wellington Ochieng and Nicholas Kipkurui -who missed a one on one chance with the keeper-being the biggest casualties. The visitors going to the break with a 1-6 aggregate lead.
Coach Steve Pollack was to withdraw Dickson Ambundo for Ernest Wendo as Gor looked to seal the loopholes; Wellington again coming close from a header in the earlier proceedings of the second half.
Stability at the Back
The Wendo sub seems to have given Gor some stability at the back and with a series of attacks, Muguna was to see his effort hit the side net with Kipkurui's overhead kick going wayward.
Muguna was to see another of his effort cleared off the line by a USM defender as Polack decided to withdraw Boniface Omondi for Joakim Oluoch.
Joakim first contribution was to see his header come off the bar following a good pass from Muguna but Joash was forced to adjust on the other end to prevent a third goal by the guest following a swift counter-attack.
Chances were to be missed by both sides in the latter stages as USM stormed into the group stage of CAF's premier tournament.
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