Gor Mahia have submitted a list of twenty-five players to Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) ahead of preliminary rounds set to kick off this weekend.
The KPL champions included their new signing Francis Afriyie as well as goalkeeper David Robert Mapigano, former Nairobi Stima winger Curtis Wekesa, Tanzanian forward Dickson Ambundo, and defender Maurice Ojwang. Forward Kennedy Otieno, who joined from Western Stima last week has not been registered with the continental custodians of football and may miss the weekend tie against Aigle Noir in Bujumbura, Burundi.
Former Kenyan international Dennis Oliech who resumed training last week following a fractured hand last season is among the forward players K’Ogalo will rely on for goals. Oliech will vie playing time with the three new strikers signed in the current transfer window alongside Nicholas Kipkirui.
Having experienced the rigors of continental assignments, the club has not included the exciting but inexperienced players fished from the youth team. Kenyatta University student Eliud Lokuwam headlines the list of snubbed players with promising Eric Ombija also missing.
The Green Army will face Aigle Noir next Sunday before hosting the Burundi champions in a fortnight. Winners of the two-legged tie will face the winner between cash strapped USM Alger of Algeria and SONIDEP of Niger.
Goalkeepers: Fredrick Odhiambo, David Mapigano, Boniface Oluoch
Defenders: Wellington Ochieng, Philemon Otieno, Shafik Batambuze, Geoffrey Ochieng, Joachim Oluoch, Joash Onyango, Charles Momanyi, Maurice Ojwang.
Midfielders: Ernest Wendo, Tobias Otieno, Kenneth Muguna, Curtis Wekesa, Boniface Omondi, Lawrence Juma, Samuel Onyango.
Forwards: Dennis Oliech, Nicholas Kipkirui, Dickson Ambundo, Gislain Yikpe Gnamien, Francis Afriyie.
Good afternoon K’Ogalo family;— GOR MAHIA FC (@OfficialGMFC) August 6, 2019
Below is our 2019/2020 CAF Champions League squad. First assignment is on Sunday away to Aigle Noir CS of Burundi.
Aigle Noir CS Vs Gor Mahia
Sunday 11th August
KOT 3.00 pm
Venue: Stade Prince Louis - Bunjumbura#TotalCAFCL #Sirkal pic.twitter.com/755a4121fM