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Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr impressed with draw against Rayon Sports

07:29 IST 07/05/2018
Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr and Jolawi Abondo.
Meddie Kagere broke the deadlock eight minutes into the game to hand Gor Mahia an early lead at Nyamirambo Stadium in Kigali

Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr has praised his players after they managed a 1-1 draw against Rayon Sports of Rwanda on Sunday.

Ugandan-born Rwanda striker Meddie Kagere broke the deadlock eight minutes into the game to hand Gor Mahia an early lead after beating defenders Gabriel Mugabo and Faustin Usengimana and goalkeeper Eric Bakame Ndayishimiye.  

But the hosts equalised in the 23rd minute, thanks to a brilliantly taken free-kick from Eric Rutanga. The draw has left coach Kerr a happy man as they prepare to face USM Algers in their second Group match.

“This is a fantastic away result, every player on the team did an excellent job to ensure we don’t lose, especially the defenders.”

Rayon Sports coach Ivan Minnaert said: “We have a chance of doing better in next games. We played well but were panicking in the first half, understandably because it is our first time at this stage.”

USM Algers have now taken control of the Group after smashing four goals past Young Africans (Yanga) of Tanzania on Sunday.