Troubled Gor, USM Alger seek solace in Blida battle

Gor Mahia coach Steven Polack gives instructions during a training session at Camp Toyoyo grounds on September 10, 2019 on the eve of their Caf Champions League first round match against USM Alger in Algeria on September 15, 2019. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

What you need to know:

  • K’Ogalo had to wait on the Ministry of Sport to bail them out with air tickets to Algeria after desperately knocking on doors all week
  • USM Alger are also facing financial challenges after club president Ali Haddad’s bank accounts and those of the club were frozen over alleged corruption
  • Gor Mahia coach Steven Polack is eager to guide the team into the group stage but is wary of the threat USM Alger pose at home

Record Kenyan champions Gor Mahia will take on Algerian side USM Alger in a first round Caf Champions League tie at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker in Blida on Sunday night amid off-pitch issues from both sides.

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