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KENYA: GOR MAHIA WIN THE AFRICAN CUP-WINNERS' CUP FOLLOWING A 1-1 DRAW WITH ESPERANCE
Kenya Gor Mahia won the African Cup Winner's Cup on December 5 with a 1-1 draw in the second leg against Esperance of Tunisia in Nairobi. The teams had drawn 202 in the first leg of the final two weeks previously in Tunisia. Gor Mahia won the trophy- the Nelson Mandela Cup - because away goals count double in the event of a tie. The Moi International Sports Complex was packed with a crowd of 60,000 for the match. In a robust opening period, Gor Mahia's centre-forward Peter Dawo put the home side ahead in the 21st minutes just after being punched in the head by a Esperance player. Midfielder George Oyango took the corner and Dawo headed home. Early in the second half, Esperance fullback Ali Ben Neji was sent off by Cameron referee Alex Hioba after he hit Gor Mahia's Anthony Ndolo. Reduced to 10 men, the Tunisians rallied and came up with the equaliser in the 79th minute. Gor's defence failed to clear a corner and striker Tarrar Dihab made the it 1-1. But Gor Mahia hung on until fulltime to become the first East African team to win the tournament, ending 12 years of dominance by North and West African sides.
|Source||REUTERS - LAWRENCE THOMPSON|
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|Time code||00:54:02 - 00:55:07|
|Date original||DECEMBER 5, 1987|
|Subset||Reuters TV - RTV Post 1957|
|GOR MAHIA (GREEN) v ESPERANCE (YELLOW/RED)|
|1.||Highlights of match, including sending off and both goals.|
|2.||Presentation of Nelson Mandela Cup to Gor captain Austin Odour by Kenya's President Daniel Arap Moi.|
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