Kenya/Sudan: Gor Mahia Call Off International Friendly

Record Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia will not play Sudanese club Al Hilal in an international friendly, club CEO Lordvick Aduda has confirmed.

The two clubs were to face off in Nairobi on Thursday as a build up to their respective Caf Champions League assignments.

While K'Ogalo are preparing to face Aigle Noir CS of Burundi, Al Hilal are set to take on Rwanda's Rayon Sports in the preliminary round that will be played in two legs.

Speaking to Nation Sport, Gor Mahia CEO Lordvick Aduda revealed that they now have to look elsewhere after the Sudanese giants pulled out at the last minute.

"They were to jet in today but they have informed us that they have opted to camp in Egypt ahead of the Rayon Sports game in Rwanda. We will hold a meeting with the technical bench to see what options we have because they really wanted a quality friendly to gauge the team," Aduda told Nation Sport.

Gor coach Hassan Oktay will be looking to guide K'Ogalo to the lucrative group stage of Africa's premier club competition this season.

Last year, they narrowly missed out on the group stage after going down 0-2 against Nigeria's Lobi Stars in Enugu, Nigeria. Gor had won the first leg of this first round tie 3-1 in Nairobi, but could not defend their two-goal margin, eventually crashing out on away goals rule after the teams tied 3-3 on aggregate.

The aggregate winner of the preliminary round will meet either USM Algers of Algeria or Niger's Sonidep in the second round.

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