Tag: Gor Mahia vs Bandari



9 Jul 17

Gor Mahia’s bid to regain the GoTV shield which they last won in 2012 has ended. The match ended 1-1 in regulation time thus forcing a penalty shootout which Gor Mahia lost 6-5

Additional reporting from the Nation
New Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr on Sunday watched from the stands as his team tumbled out of GOtv Shield tournament after a 5-4 post-match penalty shootout defeat to Bandari at the Thika Sub-County Stadium

Earlier, Bidco United beat Rainforest 2-0 in Thika.

Despite controlling proceedings for the better part of the game, the 15-time league champions suffered a scare early into the second half, when Bandari went ahead courtesy of Lewisw Cosmas.

The former Shield Cup champions however made amends in the 74th minute through new signing Boniface Omondi and the stalemate persisted until the final whistle, necessitating a penalty shootout.

Meddie Kagere, Boniface Omondi, Harun Shakava Musa Mohammed and Wellington Ochieng converted their penalties for K’Ogalo, but Francis Kahata and Kenneth Muguna failed from 12 yards.

Gor coach Kerr arrived in the country early Sunday morning and proceeded straight to Thika where he got his first glance of the team he has committed to coaching for the remainder of the season.

Gor Mahia have been unimpressive since winning the Sportpesa supercup. The new coach has his work cut out.


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26 Apr 17

Wellington Ochieng, Walusimbi, Wafula, Kagere, Maloba, Kahata and Shakava celebrate second goal. Image: Nation

Gor Mahia’s campaign for the 2017 Kenya Premier League title is back on track thanks to an important 2-1 win over Bandari. After dropping two critical points against Tusker last weekend and having lost the league lead, it was imperative that Kogalo get a win in Mbaraki, a place that is notoriously difficult for teams to win at. But Bandari fielding two former Kogalo dangermen: Shaban Kenga, Dan Sserunkuma and Enock Agwanda and with an excellent coach in Paul Nkata, were never going to be pushovers. They have Gor Mahia a difficult time but Kogalo prevailed with goals from Innocent Wafula and Geoffrey Walusimbi

It was Kogalo who dicated terms in the first half. It therefore came as no surprise when Innocent Wafula opened the score in the 10th minute after picking up a pass from Ugandan international, Geoffrey Walusimbi. In recent matches Wafula has not found favor with coach Ze Maria. Whereas Frank Nuttall was always keen to utilize Wafula’s speed down the right flank, Ze Maria has preferred a passing game. Given a rare opportunity, Wafula did not waste it and stamped his name on the scoring sheet for the first time in 2017.

Gor Mahia continued to dictate terms in the first half with Francis Kahata among those coming close. Gor Mahia forced half a dozen corners in the first half with Bandari forcing only one.

Bandari came back into the game in the second half and their efforts paid dividents immediately. In the 50th minute, Musa Mohammed fouled Shaban Kenga in the eighteen yard box and the referee awarded Bandari a penalty, which veteran Abich coolly converted.

Gor Mahia then went hunting for a second goal with Bandari preferring to sit back. The better more positive team was rewarded with a goal in the 66th minute. It was Walusimbi who scored with the assist coming from substitute Oliver Maloba.

Last season, Gor Mahia beat Bandari 2-0 at Mbaraki. But in the return leg in Kisumu, Bandari forced a scoreless draw. The win puts Gor Mahia is sole posssesion of second place behind Posta Rangers who eked out yet another 1-0 win and two points ahead of resurgent Sofapaka who silenced AFC on Wednesday.

Bandari: Joseph Okoth (GK) 2. Noah Abich 3. Mohammed Siraj 4. Felly Mulumba 5. Andrew Waiswa 6. Michael Luvutsi 7. Shaban Kenga 8. Musa Mudde 9. Enock Agwanda 10. Dan Serunkuma 11. Darius Msagha.

Subs: 12. Lukas Indeche 13. Duncan Otewa 14. Anthony Wambani. 15. Mohammed Sharrif 16. Fred Nkata 17. Wilberforce Lugogo 18. Tyron Owino.


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7 Aug 16

Gor Mahia were once again held to a scoreless draw this time by Bandari. Teams have adopted the park the bus mentality against Gor Mahia and it is proving effective.
Additional reporting from goal.com
K’Ogalo came into the match knowing anything less than a win will once again open the gap between them and leaders Tusker, who had won 2-0 against Mathare United on Saturday.

The Dockers came into the match aiming for maximum points considering the fact that they had lost 2-0 when the two teams met during the first leg. Meddie Kagere was benched with Jacques Tuyisenge being preferred by coach Ze Maria, as Wilson Obungu was recalled to start for the visitors after missing the match against Sofapaka following his dismissal against Muhoroni Youth.

K’Ogalo’s intetions were made clear as early as the second minute as they started the match pushing for an early opener, but the opponents’ defense led by Felly Mulumba stayed calm and cleared the ball.

It was the home side that enjoyed possession in the early stages, making dangerous moves which caused a scare to a few travelling fans. In the 10th minute, Goddfrey Walusimbi made a good run on the left wing, trying to cut the ball in, but his effort missed the target, Tuyisenge, by inches.

Two minutes later, it could have been 1-0 up in favour of the hosts as Francis Kahata found space in the danger zone, but his effort went wide with Obungu well beaten. The first half was characterised by distance shots from the likes of Walusimbi, Kahata and Erick Ouma, with Bandari struggling to get past the sirkal’s defense.

In the 60th minute, the hosts could have gone ahead as Mohammed Shariff almost put the ball into his own net, as he tried to play it to goalkeeper Obungu, but the latter saved the situation. Not even the introduction of Baron Oketch and Meddie Kagere could save the situation for the champions, who have struggled to score since the departure of Michael Olunga.

The draw means Tusker are enjoying a four point gap against the champions, with Bandari continuing with a good run after a relatively inconsistent start.


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29 Apr 16

Image courtesy of David Osore
Gor Mahia fans needed something to smile about after an acrimonious week in which the sponsorship with sportpesa was suspended. It came when old reliable George Odhiambo Blackberry scored the all important goal to give Gor Mahia a 2-0 win over Bandari, the other goal was an own goal by Felly Mulumba.

Additional reporting from futaa.com
Gor Mahia gradual ascent in the KPL log took another positive step with a 2-0 victory over hosts Bandari this Thursday 28 April in Mombasa.

A bizarre deflection off George Odhiambo and Felly Mulumba’s own goal saw the Dockers succumbing to record low 6-game win less run as Gor Mahia temporarily climbed to sixth on the log.

The first half of the action saw Marcelo Ferreira boys rolling out an offensive intent against Bandari who also created couple of chances upfront with none able to break the deadlock.

Tuyisenge chances

Gor kicked off the intent side with their top scorer Jacques Tuyisenge failing to force Obungu into a save twice nodding over the bar in the opening five minutes.

Bandari first sniff at goal came from David King’atua who did well picking up a Shaban Kenga pass from the flank but the attacker’s low drive veered wide of Bonny Oluoch’s posts.

Kingatua’s second asking

Other chances at goal saw Khalid Aucho’s 25th minute shot from Ronald Omino ‘s delivery flying over the bar before one of Omino’s effort also met a similar fate three minutes later.

Bandari ‘s Kingatua came asking again in the 22nd minute and despite finding the target this time, Oluoch was at hand to parry back his fierce shot back to play before Gor cleared their lines.

Blackberry’s deflection

Gor Mahia coasted to an early goal eight minutes after restart when a clearance attempt by Shariff came off Blackberry’s frame and past unsuspecting Obungu at goal.

Sserunkuma, Ndinya summoned

Twahir responded to goal with double a change summoning Dan Sserunkuma and Victor Ndinya for King’atua and Abege respectively even as most of the dangerous chances went on at their goal end.

A fine foreigners exchange between Walusimbi and Tuyisenge almost had the latter doubling the lead 17 minutes later but Obungu was at his vigilant best to thwart the Rwandese danger man using his feet.

Kahata close

in spite of the double change spiced Bandari up front surge, with Sserunkuma drawing a booking for Collins Okoth, another chances at their goal had Rwandese striker picking up Kahata only for a poor first touch to spurn another potential scoring chance in the 71st minute.

A counter from Duncan Otewa after a Gor Mahia corner saw the full back plundering upfront but Gor’s Musa Mohammed did well to block his tricky cut back in search of his team mates.

Mulumba’s Mishap

The final saw Gor up the tempo that was rewarded in the three added minutes from another strange goal. With Enock Agwanda hot on his heels, Felly Mulumba resorted to passing the ball back to Obungu, only to find the custodian unsuspecting once more for a miserable climax of the visitors second goal.
The win saw Gor Mahia extended fine run against Bandari with six wins two losses and two draws in last ten games pitting the two.

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Starting X1: Wilson Obungu(Gk), Dancun Otewa, David Gateri, Mohammed Sharrif , Felly Mulumba, Humphrey Okoti,Shaban Kenga, Anthony Kimani, George Abege (Dan Sserumkuma 57’), David King’ atua, (Victor Ndinya 61’), Edwin Lavatsa

Unused Subs : Joseph Okoth, Hamis Tole, Andrew Waiswa, Benard Mang’oli, Michael Apudo

Starting XI – 23. Bonface Oluoch -GK, 14. Karim Nizigiyimana, 21. Eric Ouma, 5. Mohammed Musa (Cpt), 18. Harun Shakava, 6. Collins Okoth,( 20. Ernest Wendo 69’) , 10. Khalid Aucho, 7. Ronald Omino,( 8. Francis Kahata 58’) 9. Jacques Tuyisenge, 25. George Odhiambo,(24. Enock Agwanda 83’) 2. Godfrey Walusimbi.
Unused Substitutes – 1. Fredrick Onyango -GK, 22. Jackson Saleh, 17. Ochieng Eric, 27. Jacob Keli.


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8 Feb 16

Gor Mahia coach Frank Nuttall feels that the red card that was handed to Harun shakava doomed Gor Mahia’s chances in their Super Cup encounter against Bandari on Saturday.

“I’d like to commend my players for a good game. Before the red card, we had three good chances and had a good control of the game but after the sending off, the game changed. It was difficult playing against 11 men and away from home.” said Nuttall to supersport.com

However Nuttall defended Shakava, stating that the foul was not intentional.

“Shakava’s tackle wasn’t intentional and should have passed based on the height of the two players. Sserunkuma is very short while Shakava is tall and he is a high jumper. It was unfortunate he didn’t win the ball and maybe that’s why he was sent off,”  he continued.

Bandari coach Twahir Muhiddin concurred.

“It was a defining moment in the game because it gave us the advantage. All the same I want to thank my players because they maintained discipline throughout the match. Some of them were booked very early in the game but they were careful and avoided being sent off, Twahir told Futaa.com

Twahir also thinks that humidity was a factor in slowing down Gor Mahia espeically in the second half.

“They were playing at a very high tempo and I was sure that they could not maintain the same in the second half. Some key players like Karim (Nizigiyimana) had already burned out in the second half and we also benefitted from that”  he added.

Gor Mahia to be sanctioned for skipping medal ceremony

KPL CEO Jack Oguda is unhappy with the behaviour of Gor Mahia players  after they refused to pick up their runners up medals.

“Gor is a big club that is supposed to set a good example for other players. What happened on Saturday was uncalled for and unsportsmanlike. Last year, they gladly received the winners’ medals and trophies three times, and on all the occasions, the losers picked their second place awards. They should have done the same. KPL does not encourage such behaviour,” said Oguda to the Nation.

If there are disciplinary problems creeping into the playing unit then coach Nuttall will need to arrest the situation soon.

 


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6 Feb 16

Gor Mahia went down 1-0 in the 2016 DSTV Super cup match played at Mbaraki sports club. Gor Mahia asserted themselves well in the first half but were left to fight an uphill battle when Harun Shakava was sent off for an unsportsmanlike tackle on Dan Sserunkuma.

Additional reporting courtesy of futaa.com

If there is one man Gor Mahia will blame for their unsuccessful attempt to bag their third DSTV Super Cup on the trot, then it has to be Bandari skipper-Wilson Oburu.

The experienced shot stopper saved Bandari blushes in a game of two halves that saw Gor Mahia squander a cache of chances in the first half before Anthony Kimani delivered the punishment that a wasteful Gor Mahia deserved in the 68th minute with a memorable strike.

Enock Agwanda was the first to call Oburu into action as early as the 4th minute capitalizing on a Felly Mulumba error to fire a tame shot towards goal but Oburu was at hand to smoother it with Jacob Keli lurking.

Keli though he had given the Green Army the moment they craved for in the stands five minutes later but his goal was disallowed after Raymond Onyango adjudged him to be offside.

An inch perfect ball over the top form George Blackberry Odhiambo found Agwanda on the right and the youngster beat Mulumba for pace sending in a searching cross that Oburu parried as far as Walusimbi on the edge of the 6 yard box.

With Keli being played onside by Mohammed Shariff, the Kenyan international contrived to  side-foot Walusimbi’s feeble shot into the net. Indeed a contentious decision from Onyango!

The Oburu show was interrupted briefly at the quarter hour mark when Agwanda’s show-boating cost Gor Mahia yet another glorious opportunity to take the lead. Isolated upfront the burly forward took his time to juggle the ball at the edge of the box allowing Mulumba to recover and make a timely intervention.

Bandari—uncharacteristically slow off the blocks at home—made their status as hosts felt soon afterwards with Musa Mudde and Anthony Kimani dictating play with neat passing triangles at the centre of the park.

Gor Mahia looked content to sit back and soak in the pressure but still looked dangerous on the break. It was this tactic that bore the best chance of the half when Collins Okoth found himself on the right end of a great passing manouever only to be denied by the lively Oburu.

Agwanda feinted past Mulumba on the right to deliver a deep cross that Keli headed into Okoth’s path. Under pressure from Shariff Okoth did well to shoot into the bottom left corner but his effort was palmed out to safety by Kagere.

Oburu was not done yet. Another finger tip save saw him keep out Shakava’s header from the resultant corner kick before it landed on the top right corner.

For all their positives, Gor Mahia suffered a major setback just before the breather when Shakava was sent off.

In a completely innocuous situation, Shakava high booted Sserunkuma shortly after Karim Nizigiyimana and the diminutive Ugandan were involved in a moment of retaliation.

It was a bad day in office for the former Gor Mahia man who was struggling to make a telling contribution to the game. Handing his side the numerical advantage turned out to be his last meaningful moment on the pitch as he was replaced by Meshack karani at the hour mark.

With an extra man it was just a matter of when the Dockers would score and the breakthrough arrived in spectacular fashion. Anthony Kimani connected Karani’s delivery from a corner with an angled header that bounced off George Odhiambo’s core into his path.

Presented with a second chance, the creative midfielder showed composure and class to beat Boniface Oluoch with a looping ball that bounced off the inside of the right bar into the net.

The rest of the game in brief: Nuttall introduced Eric Ouma and Ronald Omino for Keli and Agwanda but the Coastal outfit held on comfortably to their slim lead.

The result means Bandari have clinched their maiden DSTV Super Cup in the process ending Gor Mahia’s dominance in the competition that had seen them emerge champions twice in a row- in 2013 and 2015.


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3 Feb 16

Last year Gor Mahia won the super cup by beating Sofapaka 2-1

The first competitive match of the 2016 season will be the DSTV Super cup match pitting league champions Gor Mahia against GoTV shield winners Bandari FC of Mombasa.  The match is on Saturday at Mbaraki sports club.  This is the match that most pundits had anticipated to be the GoTV final least season, only for Gor Mahia to fall unexpectedly in the semis to Nakumatt.

Bandari were sensational last season. They finished fourth in the league, which is their best standing ever then went on to dispatch Nakumatt in clinical fashion in the GoTV shield final. With the CAF Confederation cup looming, coach Twahir Muhiddin has strengthened his side. In comes former Gor Mahia stalwarts Dan Sserunkuma, fresh from his stint playing in Armenia. Whether he is still as sharp as he was in 2014 is unknown. His stints in Tanzania and Armenia have not been succesful. But coach Frank Nuttall will be well aware of the danger he presents. Another former player Gor Mahia will have to contend with is Edwin Lavatsa. The lanky former Gor Mahia striker has battled injuries that ended his sojourn in the Algerian league. Bandari have also signed Felly Mulumba, Edwin Wafula and Bernard Mangoli from AFC Leopards whom coach Muhiddin is very excited about.

“I am happy to have acquired the services of Bernard Mang’oli, he is an intelligent player who will improve us. He is technically gifted”

Bandari have played three friendlies so far and have been unimpressive. They were in Nairobi and left undefeated after playing three matches. They drew 2-2 with Posta Rangers and 1-1 with Thika United. The coastal boys registered a 1-0 win over Wazito at Ruaraka grounds. But coach Muhiddin is unperturbed.

“We’ve prepared well for the Gor match. After a one-week high altitude training at Ngong, my players are physically fit and ready to face any team in and outside the country,” said Muhiddin to the Nation.

Gor Mahia for their part have played to the level of the competition. They did well to beat Ethiopian giants St George and Sudan giants Al Hilal. But they also lost to Bondo United and were forced to a draw by Western Stima. One would expect Gor Mahia to rise to the occassion against Bandari.
Gor Mahia Vice Chair David Kilo expressed misgivings about the venue.
“It was not a good decision to take the matches to Mombasa, remember both teams have been in Nairobi, training for continental assignments so Nairobi would have been the best place. We tried to raise the same with the organizers but they were adamant the match should be played in Mombasa, they were not ready to hear us,” he said to goal.com
Supersport have poured Ksh 3 Million into the match. The winner takes home Ksh 750,000 with the runner up taking Ksh 500,000.

Shades of 1986

The last time these two teams met in a Cup final is likely in 1986. On that occasion, they met in the final of the Moi Golden cup which is equivalent to today’s GoTV shield. Bandari under coach Mohamed Kheri were at the time in the second tier league and had shocked everyone by reaching the cup final. Gor Mahia for their part needed a trophy to salvage their season and qualify for the 1987 Africa cup winners cup.

Bandari with players like Ricky Solomon “Tolle”, Albert Oyoo “Wazimu”, Ali Jeneby, and Charles Okeyo put on a spirited fight. Gor Mahia won 1-0 with a late goal by Hezborn Omollo. This would earn them a ticket to the 1987 Africa cup which they went on to win, thus making history by becoming the first team in the  CECAFA region to win a continental tournament.


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27 Aug 15


Gor Mahia will attempt to put the disappointment of the abandoned Mashemeji derby behind them when they take on Bandari FC at Mombasa county stadium on Saturday.

Bandari has caused numerous problems to Gor Mahia when they face each other in Mombasa. In fact last year, Bandari beat Gor mahia in Mombasa. This year, Gor Mahia earned a measure of revenge, beating Bandari 2-1 when the two sides met in March in Nairobi.

Coach Nuttall knows that this encounter will not be easy.

“It is not going to be an easy game. We have played a friendly game in Mombasa and we lost to Bandari. They are a good side with very young players and we will have to be at our best,” he said to supersport.com.

And Gor Mahia will play without talisman Michael Olunga for the first time this season. Which means Enock Agwanda who has been eager to be in the starting line-up since he joined this season will have a chance to prove his worth. Agwanda has proven lethal when he came onto the game in the second half and will be relied upon to fulfill the scoring role played by Agwanda. And coach Nuttall will have worked on the new Agwanda-Kagere combination in training this week.

Part of the reason that Gor Mahia have had difficulty with Bandari in Mombasa is the weather which is hot and often humid.

“The weather too will not be favouring us but we have to go there and not only maintain our aggressive form but also come out of the game with a win.” continued Nuttall.

But given how well Gor Mahia acquited themselves during the CECAFA cup in Dar es Salaaam recently, they should play well against Bandari.


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19 Mar 15

courtesy of futaa.com

Gor Mahia beat Bandari 2-1 in a Kenyan Premier League match played on Thursday 19 March at the Nairobi City Stadium to move three pints clear at the top of the Kenyan Premier League table.

Gor was the better side from the start with Abondo, Kagere, and Olunga having attempts on Bandari goal early in the match but they could not find a breakthrough in the opening minutes.

Kagere goal

Gor’s persistent pressure finally paid off after 23 minutes of play as striker Michael Olunga fed his strike partner Meddie Kagere who calmly slotted past Bandari goalkeeper Wilson Obungu on his full debut to give Gor a much deserved lead.

Kenga goal

The hosts’ lead however lasted for only five minutes as former Nairobi City Stars midfileder Lawrence Kasadha drew the Dockers level from a set piece curling the ball from the edge of the area past Boniface Onyango on Gor Mahia goal.

The two sides left for a breather with scores level in a half that Gor would have scored more goals had they been more clinical in front of goal.

Abondo goal

Gor started stronger after the break making inroads into Bandari penalty area the pressure paid off once again on 62nd as Michael Olunga was brought down in the area and Ali Hassan Abondo stepped up to restore Gor’s lead from the spot.

The defending champions pressed on after the goal but could not find another goal a result that saw them bag three vital points and they sit comfortably at the apex of the Kenyan Premier League table.
Starting Line-up

Bonface Oluoch – Musa Mohamed – Karim Nizigiyimana – Abouba Sibomana – Godfrey Walusimbi – Khalid Aucho – Collins Okoth – Harun Shakava – Meddie Kagere – Ali Abondo – Michael Olunga.

 Subs:
Jerim Onyango – Kevin Oluoch – Bernard Odhiambo – George Odhiambo – Ronald Otieno – Eric Ochieng – Timothy Otieno


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16 Mar 15

Following the decision by the high court to lift the ban on KPL matches, the league has resumed play. KPL CEO Jack Oguda has announced that the league will try to schedule a number of midweek matches in order to reduce the backlog of fixtures.

“Right now, we are trying to see if we can arrange for mid-week fixtures and will make an announcement shortly. Our programme had fallen behind following the injunction and we need to get things back to normal service,”he said to goal.com

In that vain, Gor Mahia will take on Bandari on Thursday at City stadium.

The return of KPL fixtures is a relief to fans of local football who have become exasperated by the antics of Sam Nyamweya and FKF. Coaches are relieved as well because the lack of fixtures was demotivating certai players.

“It is difficult for a coach to train the players yet not knowing who or when they were going to play next. It looked more like a pre-season training. The morale was beginning to fade among the players,” Matano told Goal.

“A lot of sponsors have invested so much in teams this year and were beginning to feel cheated due to the stand-off which had began to have far-reaching consequences on everyone involved,” added Muhiddin.

Players complain of unpaid salaries

Some Gor Mahia players are up in arms due to non payment of allowances and salaries. According to goal.com players received on Ksh 300 each after the match against AC Leopards. This is the amount players used to be paid per game back in the 1980s.

An anonymous players has revealed to goal.com, the tribulations that the team is experiencing.

Against Sofapaka in season’s curtain raiser, we received nothing but only Sh300 which was part of our daily training allowance. Nobody spoke about our bonuses afterwards.

“When we won against Madagascar champions CNaPs in preliminary round of Caf Champons League at home, we just received daily training allowance which cannot even cater for our lunch and fare back home.

“The only ‘big money’ we have received was (85000 Malagasy Ariary), which when converted to local currency is roughly Sh2, 580, which the club provided for drinks.

“Up to date, we have not been paid our bonuses; I have never seen a disorganized team like this. How can we fight hard for the team only to get Sh300 on material day? Like on Sunday against AC Leopards, I can reveal that some players were very hungry, it was an insult to give them peanuts.”

However club EC member David Kilo has denied the reports.

“It is true we gave them Sh300, but that is our routine. It is our daily training rate. The team has its policy of paying players there bonuses; every player received his right in respect to rankings. The information you have is false.” he said to goal.com

Kilo also said that the club Chairman is meeting some of the club’s expenses out of his own pocket.

“And concerning salaries, as a club we don’t owe players. The team is financially struggling with no sponsor on board but many a times the chairman has dug deep into his pockets to pay the players. As officials we are concerned with welfare of our players’ and in no way can we mistreat them.”

 


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