Confidence was high as Gor Mahia left for Algeria on Monday. The team landed in Morocco at 2pm on Monday where they will spend the night before leaving for Algeria the next day.
Kogalo was buoyed by their two successive wins over arch rivals AFC Leopards and a convincing 3-0 over Sofapaka. In the squad is Jacque Tuyisenge who has missed the last two matches with an injury. Left out of the squad is Ephrem Guikan who has yet to recover from his injury.
Gor Mahia need a point to move to the next stage. This is within their reach considering that they played better than the Algerians when the two teams last met at Kasarani. This despite the fact that Kogalo were reduced to 10 men. USM Alger have also been unimpressive of late, drawing with Rayon Sport at home before losing to Young Africans.
Gor Mahia travelling squad; Technical bench: 1. Dylan Kerr – Head coach, 2. Zedekiah Otieno – Asst coach and 3. Jolawi Obondo – Team Manager: Keepers:, 4. Bonface Oluoch- Keeper, 5. Fredrick Odhiambo- Defenders, 6. Haron Shakava- Defenders. 7. Joash Onyango- Defender 8. Wesley Onguso- Defender., 9. Karim Nzigyimana- Midfielders., 10. Ernest Wendo- Midfielder, 11. Humphrey Mieno- Midfielder., 12.Bernard Ondiek- Midfielder. 13. Lawrence Juma.
Midfielder/ Striker, 14. Francis Kahata- Midfielder, 15. George Odhiambo- 16. Samuel Onyango- Striker, 17. Jacques Tuyisenge- Striker, 18. Francis Mustapha. Strikers: 19. Charles Momanyi- Defender, 20. Philemon Otieno- Defender/ Midfielder and 21. Lordvick Aduda – CEO.