Gor Mahia to face DC Motema Pembe of DR Congo

Lawrence Juma scored the winner in last years playoff

Gor Mahia face a tall order in the CAF Confederations cup. They will play against DC Motema Pembe of DR Congo.

Gor Mahia will host DC Motema Pembe on Wednesday, October 30 at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani with the second leg to be played on Tuesday, November 5 in Kinshasa. The winner will proceed to the group stage.

Gor Mahia have had success at this stage in the past two seasons, beating New Star de Douala last season and Supersport of South Africa in the previous season, both by narrow margins.

Motema Pembe present a tougher challenge. In the preliminary round, they eliminated Stade Renard de Melong of Cameroun by a 4-0 aggregate score. In the first round, they eliminated Al Khartoum of Sudan on penalties. They qualified for the CAF cup by finishing in third place in the Congolse league (Linafoot).

They have a strong pedigree in African football. They won the Africa cup winners cup in 1994, beating Tusker of Kenya in the final. On that occassion, Tusker with players like Motego, Nachok, Sholei, Musa Otieno and others, forced a 2-2 draw away in Kinshasa only to succumb to a 3-0 loss at Kasarani.

DC Motema Pembe were Africa cup winners cup runners up in 1995. They have won the Congolese league 12 times and the cup 13 times. They were previously known as CS Imana.

Gor Mahia for their part will be looking to forget their dismal performance against USM Alger and instead build on their win of AS Maniema of DR Congo at the CECAFA cup in July.

Fans for their part will be hoping that the club can sort out travel and Visa issues on time instead of the usual last minute rush of finding tickets 2 days before travel.

Motema Pembe translates to “Roho Safi” or Clean Heart in the Lingala language.

24 thoughts on “Gor Mahia to face DC Motema Pembe of DR Congo

  1. So assuming we need 20M to honour CAF matches and another 15M to pay outstanding player salaries , allowances and match bonuses including technical bench , so an estimated total of 35M in 2-3 weeks time according to Aduda’ s mathematics .

    ‘Fans’ we have to believe we can raise at least 20 percent of that .

    1. @jathurgi ji, I agree with you fully. That should be the mindset. We have a descent record against such clubs , remember in kagame cup we easily beat a team that finished 4th in DRC league…. Names don’t mean much!

      Indeed, we have the means and the wherewithal to beat them . My only wish is that we get the many injured players off the treatment table and bring some potency to the attack line …Muguna will not be our saviour all the time now that kipkirui is temporarily off color.

  2. Out of the frying pan into the fire!
    Only MAHIA can save us now.
    How much has been paybill 350100 collected so far?
    Anywhere near the kes.21m target?

  3. Money issues aside, tunawachapa “roho Safi”. This is not the Morena Pembe of yesteryears, they have also heard of Gor Mahia and am sure they are worried.
    For the record, that final with Tusker (Kenya Breweries then) in 1994 was at Nyayo, not Kasarani.

    1. I was present. Very sad indeed that Breweries just let the Congolese tear them to pieces. The goalkeeper that day (Bwire Namudeche or Kibira) was off colour and every body just under performed. I remember sitting down with Wuon Okwaju (Pamzo) after the match, and he could not understand what had happened to the team. Motema Pembe came along with some traditional witches who performed some rituals around the perimeter wall and this act might have had some psychological effects on the Breweries players. Good luck Gor Mahia.

  4. Do EC ever release a figure for the total raised via the playbill 350100 to encourage further fundraising / contributions and enhance accountability?
    How will fans ever know whether or not the 20% target has been reached or not or how far we are from reaching the target?

  5. Is this DC Motema Pembe not the team of Lutumba Menga? The lunatic who went berserk and meted unimaginable wrath at Wilberforce Mulamba’s Efusi and the Kenya Police at Kasarani some years ago? If so then K’Ogalo should teach them a lesson to avenge Efusi.

  6. Now that we know our opponents Jasego has flew out once again to bring a solution and a stop to the permanent financial woes bedevilling the club. In the land of Obama where my contacts abound I will sit down in meetings ceaselessy until I bring manna that surpasses that of Sportpesa by a similar sponsor. Preliminary negotiations for Friday and by next weekend if God lifts SIC Gor fraternity will be smiling…

    1. All the best Jasego. Praying for you.
      We should not fear Motema pembe. With belief and courage we will overcome them. We keep it opmtimistic.

    2. Just a minute J’Asego. Before you board that plane, please, please tell me what happened to our Gislein Yikpe Gormahian. Where did that boy disappear to? I long to see that monster in K’Ogalo colours.

      @Oswozo Moziek, kindly update us on the outcome of our friendly this morning against Alliance.

      1. Has had a bugging hamstring injury but resumed light training two weeks ago…Soon you will see the man from Yamasoukorou doing big things in Kogalo colours…

    3. All the best Jasego. We will keep praying that the initiative succeeds. Meanwhile, lets not forget about the Gor Mahia playbill

  7. Lutumba Menga played for FC Kalamu. AFC were leading 4-1 when Lutumba Menga was red carded. He went ahead to plant two slaps on the referee then went ahead to slap George Olubendi of AFC Leopards before he was wrestled down by security officials. In the return match in Lubumbashi, AFC lost 2-0.

    1. Hehehe. Exactly! That madman was too strong and could not be subdued easily. Must have smocked bhang grown in the Congo forest.

  8. i only dread North African teams …the rest of african teams have nothing special…as long as we are allowed to add some players from the original 16 players…if we add miheso and afriye from the squad jogo wabrogoyo mwa lawgi…Kipkirui is getting poorer every passing day…probably the coach doesnt motivate him or he’s more suited to 4-4-2 formation

  9. Ivorian striker Yikpe Ghislain missed a penalty as Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia drew 2-2 in a friendly match at Camp Toyoyo grounds on Thursday.

    Yikpe blasted wide over the bar after Alliance defender Wema Sadoki had earlier handled it inside the box with K’Ogalo trailing the visitors 2-1.

    The Tanzanian side took the lead in the 1st half when Kheri Mohamed slotted in an easy ball past David Mapigano.

    Gor responded 5 mins later with Kennedy Otieno’s long range shot wrong footing John Mwenda in the Alliance goal.

    John Tegete restored the visitors’ lead in the 40th minute after Joachim Oluoch and Charles Momanyi failed to clear the ball.

    Charles Momanyi equalised in the 85th minute after heading Boniface Omond’s free kick past Mwenda.

    Abdalla Shira, Lloyd Khavuchi, Kennedy Otieno and Dickson Ambudo all started for Gor Mahia with a number of 1st team players left on the bench.

    Gor Mahia’s coach Odhiambo said he used the match to assess the young players and match fitness ahead of their coming league matches. “Most of our young players are promising and we will slowly be integrating them into the senior team. Coach SGP will be back on Sunday and we will continue training so as to win the league and other continental matches,” said Odhiambo.

  10. Football is ailling in Kenya because we have great fun base that dont show up to matches due to fear for their security. When football watching will be safe for kenyans to take the matches as entertainment to them, and players play to win and also entertain the crowd and some supporters behave then, we will all join in and through filled stadia, Money will never be an issue.
    We have now resorted to alternative safer entertainment, which now have our money.

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