Lobi Stars defeat Gor Mahia to advance to CAFCL group stage

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Lobi Stars have qualified for the group stage of the Caf Champions League following their 2-0 triumph over the Kenyans champions, Gor Mahia at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu on Saturday.

The Makurdi club edged the contest on away goals rule after aggregate scores stood at 3-3 with a brace from Sikiru Alimi.

The tension soaked encounter saw the hosts wait until the 70th minute to break the deadlock through the former Sunshine Stars’ striker.

And with three minutes to the end of the game, Alimi profited from a defensive mix-up from the visitors to send them crashing.

Samuel Onyango’s double in the first leg has given K’Ogalo a 3-1 victory in the first leg, but Solomon Ogbeide’s men came out good at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium to erase the deficit.

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With this victory, Lobi are through to the group phase of the championship, while the Kenyans will slug it out in the play-off.

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