The Much anticipated match between Kenyan Champions Gor Mahia and Al Hilal Football Club will not take place.
This is according to Gor who have confirmed that due to the ongoing protests in Sudan, the match had to be cancelled.
Kogallo were set to travel to Sudan on Thursday after which the team was to take on Al Hilal in a pre-season friendly on Friday ahead of their respective League and CAF campaigns.
Well, Gor, in an official statement on their social media pages have now confirmed that the match has been called off.
“We regret to inform you that the friendly match scheduled between Gor Mahia and Al Hilal will not be played,” Read a statement from Gor Mahia.
“There are protests in Sudan leading to the cancellation of the match due to security concerns. Apologies for any inconvenience caused,”the Club added.
Both teams are set to take part in next Season’s CAF Champions League with Gor Mahia taking on Aige Noir CS of Burundi in the Preliminary round.
Al Hilal will on the other hand take on Rwanda’s Rayon Sports.
Gor Mahia will be looking to break into the monied stage of the Champions League after narrowly missing out last season courtesy of the away goal rule.
Kogallo went down 0-2 against Nigeria’s Lobi Stars in Enugu, Nigeria. Gor had won the first leg of this first round tie 3-1 in Nairobi, but could not defend their two-goal margin, eventually crashing out on away goals rule after the teams tied 3-3 on aggregate.
Should Gor Mahia win their preliminary round against Aige Noir CS, they will meet either USM Algers of Algeria or Niger’s Sonidep in the second round.