Gor Mahia head coach Steve Pollarck has named his side that will take on USM Algers in the first round of the CAF Champions League slated for Algeria on Sunday 15 September from 10 pm EAT.
The coach has named virtually the same squad that dis duty against Tusker FC in their opening game of the 2019/20 Kenyan Premier League season.
Mapingano maintains his place between the sticks instead of Boniface Oluoch who will once again be his understudy with Wellington Ochieng, Joash Onyango, Charles Onyango and Geoffrey Ochieng manning the defence.
Protecting the Back Four
Youngster Tobias Otieno will once again be charged with the duty of protecting his back four with Lawrence Juma and Kenneth Muguna joining him in midfield.
Nicholas Kipkurui who was withdrawn in the Tusker game will lead the goal hunt and will depend on the likes of Dickson Ambundo in troubling the hosts' defence.
The aggregate winner of the tie will book a place in the group stage of the CAF Champions League.
Gor Mahia Starting XI: David Mapingano (GK), Wellington Ochieng, Charles Momanyi, Joash Onyango, Geoffrey Ochieng, Tobias Otieno, Lawrence Juma, Kenneth Muguna, Boniface Omondi, Dickson Ambundo, Nicholas Kipkurui
Subs: Boniface Oluoch (GK), Ernest Wendo, Maurice Ojwang, Joachim Oluoch, Sammy Onyango