Gor Mahia’s hopes of sailing to the next round of the 2016 CAF Champions league ended after they were knocked out of the lucrative competition by Madagascar’s C-Naps by succumbing to a
K’ogalo have been bundled out on a 1-3 goal aggregate difference. In Antananarivo’s Stade Rabemanajara, Mahajanga stadium, a 28th minute goal by Njiva Rakotoharimalala was enough to give the home team a ticket to sail to the next stage of the competition on a 3-1 aggregate win. The Kenyan champions had lost 2-1 in the first leg played in Nairobi two weeks ago.
A depleted Gor Mahia missed their former lethal striker Michael Olunga,Meddie Kagere, Ali Abondo and Collins Gatusso who could have made massive difference in their squad.
Head coach Frank Nuttal will have a case to answer when he returns back as fans would demand to know why he preferred the lucklustrevJerim Onyango between the posts instead of regular Keeper Bonface Oluoch who had no injury.
The scottish also benched Khalid Aucho and new signing Jacob Keli who was later introduced in the game for Ernest Wendo. With this result, K’Ogalo has failed to prove their superb league
performance in 2015 where they lifted the title unbeaten. It is worse than the last two years where they managed to reach the first round notably eliminating C-Naps at the preliminary stage in 2015 edition.