Thursday, July 12, 2018

Azam down Kenya’s Gor to reach final


By The Citizen Reporter

Dar es Salaam. Two extra-time goals gave Azam FC a 2-0 win over Kenya’s Gor Mahia in the Cecafa Kagame Cup semi-final at the National Stadium on Wednesday July 11.

The match had ended in a barren draw in regulation time, forcing it to head to extra-time, and this is where Gor Mahia found themselves on the receiving end.

Defending champions Azam went one up in the 92nd minute through striker Ditram Nchimbi before Bruce Kangwa made it 2-0 eight minutes later.

The defeat blew away Gor Mahia’s hopes of avenging a 2-0 loss to the ice cream makers in the final of the same competition in 2015.

On their way to the semi-finals, Azam beat Rwanda’s Rayon Sports 4-2 on Monday at the same venue, while Gor Mahia reached the last four with a 2-1 win over Vipers of Uganda.

“Our target was to win the tournament and we gave it our best shot. However, Azam made use of the two chances they got in extra time and that made the difference,” said Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge.