Gor Mahia have a chance put aside the disappointment of not making the champions league group face. They will play New Star Douala of Cameroon in the playoffs to determine who will qualify for the group stage of the 2018-2019 CAF Confederations cup.
The Cameroonian side eliminated Vital O of Burundi 4-1 on aggregate in the preliminary round. In the first round they eliminated Al Ahli Tripoli of Libya on away goals (1-1 and 0-0). They are currently fourth in the Cameroonian league with 49 points which is a good 20 points behind league leaders Cotonsport.
Gor Mahia will host the first leg which will be played during the weekend of January 11. The return leg will be a week later.