The annual Super Cup pitting Kenyan teams against Tanzanian teams, will be held at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru. Gor Mahia will kick off their campaign on June 3 against Jeshi la Kujenga Uchumi of Zanzibar. This according to goal.com The winner of the tournament will earn the right to play against English premier league side Everton at their Goodison Park stadium.
June 3: Kakamega Homeboyz v Yanga SC and Gor Mahia v JKU.
June 4: Kariobangi Sharks v Simba SC.
June 5: AFC Leopards v Singida United.
Gor Mahia vs Zanzibari sides
Gor Mahia have in recent years had the upper hand over Zanzibari sides. At the 2015 CECAFA club cup, Gor Mahia trounced KMKM 3-1 with Michael Olunga scoring twice and Kagere scoring the other. Then at the 2017 Super Cup Gor Mahia blanked Jangombe Boys 2-0 with Kagere scoring twice.
The need for depth
With Gor Mahia facing a glut of fixtures that will include the KPL, GoTV Shield, CAF Confederations cup, Super 8, Supercup and possibly Kagame Cup, they will need to bolster their ranks with more players.
With that in mind, Gor Mahia are said to be pursuing 25 year old Ugandan midfielder Paul Mucuurezi. His contract with KCCA is said to be ending in June.
A two-time league winner, Mucureezi is a versatile midfielder with the ability to also play behind the striker, on the right or left hand side of the attack as has been the case this season while playing for Mike Mutebi’s side.
He also has a knack for scoring important goals as witnessed when he headed home the winner to help KCCA past Madagascar champions CNaPS in a first round match of the Caf Champions League.
He is also a full international with the Uganda Cranes, and made history when he came off the bench to score four times when Uganda beat South Sudan 5-1 in the 2018 CHAN qualifiers in 2017.