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Caf Confederation Cup: Get to know the Gor Mahia opponents in Group D

08:31 GMT+3 23/01/2019
Gor Mahia fans at Kasarani v Lobi Stars of Nigeria.
In the draw conducted on Monday, the Kenyan champions will visit Algeria, Angola and Egypt to face their respective rivals in the group stages

Gor Mahia will be in a tough group of the Caf Confederation Cup.

K’Ogalo made it to the group stages last Sunday after securing a barren draw away against New Star of Cameroon to win 2-1 on aggregate, and will be aiming to do better and reach at least the quarter-finals of the competition.

They have been pooled in a tough Group D that comprises Egyptian giants Zamalek FC alongside NA Hussein from Algeria and Petro Atletico of Angola.

Gor Mahia under coach Hassan Oktay, will host five-time African champions Zamalek in their opening group game on February 3, before visiting Angolan side Petro Atletico in their second match on February 13.

The third round will see K'Ogalo welcome home Algerian outfit Hussein Dey on February 24 and then travel to the North African country to play the side in the return leg on March 3.

The Kenyan champions will face an away trip to Zamalek on March 10, before the final round on March 17 against Petro Atletico of Angola. The top two teams in each group will advance to the quarters, whose draw will be held on March 20.

Below Goal reviews the team’s that stands in Gor Mahia’s way to make it to the quarters of the competition for the first time in club’s history.

  • Zamalek

    Zamalek SC - Egypt

    They are arguably the toughest opponents in the Group. The Egyptian side is currently leading the league top tier with 41 points, having won thirteen games, drawn two and lost just one match. The Egyptian side has also won the Caf Champions League five times, as well as the African Cup Winners Cup, once. The team has also won the Caf Super Cup three times. It is a team that has won twelve league titles and has what it takes to progress to the next phase of the competition.

  • Petro Atletico de Luanda

    Petro Atletico - Angola

    It is a club that was formed in 1980 and went on to win the league two years later. Over this period, the team has made sixteen Caf Champions League appearances and seven in the Confederation Cup. The team reached the Caf Cup finals in 1997, but the best run in the Champions League was in 2001 when they reached the semi-finals. Petro is currently placed fourth on fourteen points after five wins, three draws and one defeat.

  • NA-Hussein-Dey.

    NA Hussein Dey - Algeria

    If the current form is anything to go by, then Hussein Dey is the weakest side in this group. The team is placed eighth on the log with twenty-three points after six wins, five draws and six defeats. The Algerian side won the African Cup Winners' Cup in 1978, went ahead to reach the semi-finals of the same competition two years later. In 1994, they were eliminated in the second round. The North African side has also managed to qualify for the Caf Confederation Cup in 2006 but was eliminated in the first hurdle.