Gor Mahia will play against Super Sport United in the playoff round of the 2018 CAF Confederations cup. Gor Mahia have dropped one tier from the Champions League to the Confederations cup after narrowly losing to Esperance of Tunisia.
The first leg of the playoff round will be played between April 6 and April 8 in Kenya with the second leg being played April 17 or April 18 likely at Supersport United’s homeground, the Lucas Moripe stadium in Pretoria.
Supersport eliminated Petro de Luanda in the first round 2-1 on aggregate. They are currently in 14th place in the South African premier league and they finished 5th in the previous season. They qualified for the Confederations cup by winning the 2017 Nedbank cup. Until recently they were coached by former South Africa international, Eric Tinkler who was released 3 weeks ago.
In 2014 Supersport eliminated AFC Leopards from the Confederation cup 4-2 on aggregate. As for Gor Mahia, they last played against a South African side in 1993 in the CAF cup. It was Hellenic of Cape Town. They beat Kogalo 3-1 in the first leg. But Gor Mahia won the return leg 2-0, thus advancing on away goals rule.