Gor Mahia in the 2016 Africa Champions League
Gor Mahia had finished the 2015 season unbeaten. But at the end of the season they lost key strikers Meddie Kagere, Michael Olunga who left the club and Ali Abondo who was away attending trials in South Africa. The trip had scored 60 goals between them in 2015. With the trio missing, Gor Mahia's attack was left blunt.
There was also turmoil within the club as the club's executive committee fired coach Frank Nuttall only week before the first leg only to re-instate him days later due to fan pressure.
Gor Mahia in the 2015 Africa Champions League
Gor Mahia faced a hostile crowd in Mianarivo
Gor Mahia in the 2014 Africa Champions League
Video of 1st Leg: Gor Mahia vs Esperance