Rwandan pair of Kagere Meddie and Tuyisenge Jacques played a key role as Gor Mahia edged AFC Leopards to book a date in the English Championship side Hull City in a friendly match on May 13, 2018 at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.in Nairobi.
The Rwandan pair helped Gor Mahia sail through to face Hull City after edging AFC Leopards 5-4 on post-match penalties on May 1, 2018 at Afraha Stadium.
According to Kenyan media, the game had been tied at 0-0 in regular time and headed straight to penalties. The first five ended 4-4 after Gor substitute keeper, Shabaan Odhoji had saved from Whyvonne Isuza while Jack Tuyisenge saw his penalty go high over.
Meddie Kagere, Geoffrey Walusimbi, George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo, Joachim Oluoch and Bernard Ondiek scored for Gor while AFC’s Ezekiel Odera, Baker Lukooya, Duncan Otieno and Robinson Kamura converted theirs.
It wasn’t a pleasant start to new AFC head coach Radolfo Zapata who was making his first appearance on the dug out on a day that also happened to be his birthday.
Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr made a complete overhaul of the squad that played in Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Mathare United in Machakos with shot-stopper Boniface Oluoch returning to the starting team and donning the skipper’s armband.