K’Ogalo who reached the final when they last played in 2015 will face the winner between Azam and Rayon Sport who play in the last quarter final on Monday afternoon.Fighting huge chunks of fatigue playing their third match in less than a week, Gor found themselves trailing after 15 minutes when Lwanga caught out keeper Boniface Oluoch with a rasping shot from distance.Gor had chances to draw back, the first half’s best chances falling on Mustafa who however wasted. First, he was picked out by Godfrey Walusimbi, but he could not put enough sting on his shot which was well collected by the Vipers keeper.Gor Mahia’s George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo vies for the ball with Vipers’ Milton Karisa during the CECAFA Kagame Cup Quarter Finals at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on July 8, 2018.Ten minutes to half time, the Burundian forward was sent through by Innocent Wafula, but once again he could not muster a way to beat the Vipers Custodian who came out tops in the situation.A few minutes to half time, Gor coach Dylan Kerr was forced into a change, midfielder Ernest Wendo limping out injured and was replaced by Francis Kahata who was returning to the starting team after being left out in their last group match.A change of tempo by the Kenyan representatives in the second half bore fruit after just two minutes, when Tuyisenge got to the end of a Mustafa shot to beat the Vipers keeper.Mustafa thought he had given his side the lead after 64 minutes, but his goal was ruled out for offside. Nonetheless, he made amends for his earlier misses in the 73rd minute when he pounced on a loose ball at the edge of the box to tap home after the keeper spilled Tuyisenge’s shot.Meanwhile in the other quarter final, Tanzanian champions Simba SC progressed to the last four after beating Djibouti’s Ports by a solitary goal.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s new signing Francis Mustafa celebrates his winner against Vipers during the CECAFA Kagame Cup Quarter Finals at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on July 8, 2018.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 8- Burundian forward Francis Mustafa tapped home from close range in the 73rd minute as Gor Mahia came from behind to beat Ugandan champions Vipers 2-1 at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Sunday afternoon to qualify for the CECAFA Kagame Cup semi-finals.Gor were forced to come from behind after Taddeo Lwanga had struck the Ugandans ahead on the quarter hour mark, with Jacques Tuyisenge striking home the equalizer two minutes after the break before Mustafa won the game for the Kenyan champions 17 minutes to the final whistle.
Sam Cassell was all smiles as he chatted with numerous reporters. Cuttino Mobley wore a stern look on his face for most of the afternoon. And the rest of the new Clippers got together for the first time at Staples Center for media day Monday as the team starts training camp today in Santa Barbara. The team’s goal is to make the playoffs and how Cassell and Mobley fit in could be the decisive factor in achieving that. Cassell and Mobley, who can be extremely vocal and cocky, could change the overall attitude of the Clippers as they try to have a winning record for the first time since the 1991-92 season. Elton Brand, who is starting the third year of a six-year, $82.2 million contract, still will be the team’s leader, but the dynamic among the squad should change. “Without a doubt, the swagger level goes up,” Brand said. “Sam Cassell has been talking trash as soon as he came here. That’s what we need. We need somebody that’s confident like that, saying, hey, jump on our bandwagon or get left behind. We haven’t had that.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Cassell’s confidence even came out during the feel-good, non-confrontational media day as he dismissed the notion that he could be in a training camp battle with 20-year-old Shaun Livingston for the starting point guard job. “That’s a guy that you guys (reporters) blew up,” he said. “When we get on the court, his (butt) is mine. That’s the mind-frame that he’s got to understand. What you did previously – no one cares about that. You got to be ready, and I’m going to help him be ready.” Notes: Corey Maggette was the lone Clipper not to be with the squad. He rushed home to Chicago because of a family emergency. He is expected to join the squad sometime this week in Santa Barbara. Joe Stevens, (562) 499-1338 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!