Kenyan Champions Gor Mahia are said to have opted to pitch camp in Ghana for two days before heading to Nigeria on Friday.
The developments were confirmed by the club’s treasurer Sally Bolo.
“l spoke to the Team Manager Jolawi Obondo who confirmed the team’s arrival in Accra where they will camp and train for two days before heading to Abuja then to Enugu on Friday,” the treasurer told Gor Mahia website.
She added: “Our plan was to fly to Abuja then to Enugu straight but we had to change because Lobi Stars didn’t manage to get us today’s flight…so, we camp and train at neutral ground before the match and Accra was more appropriate.
“Once the team lands in Abuja on Friday, our host (Lobi Stars) will provide the flight to Enugu as per CAF regulations – that if the distance of playing venue is more than 200km outside the capital city, the host should cater for the traveling cost.”
Gor Mahia will be looking to qualify for CAF Champions League group stage for the first time in many years when they take on the Nigerian side on Saturday.
The Kenyan champions are scheduled to face the Nigerian outfit on Saturday and are carrying a 3-1 advantage going into the return leg clash and a draw or win of any kind will guarantee K’Ogalo a passage to the group stages.
A Contingent of 26 individuals are currently in Ghana before the return leg of the mouth watering clash. Among the 26 are 18 players, 5 members of the technical bench and 3 club officials.
- Boniface Oluoch
- Boniface Omondi
- Francis Kahata
- Francis Mustafa
- Haron Shakava
- Joash Onyango
- Shafik Batambuze
- Philemon Otieno
- Fredrick Odhiambo
- Kenneth Muguna
- Erisa Ssekisambu
- George Odhiambo
- Cercidy Okeyo
- Pascal Ogweno
- Humphrey Mieno
- Samuel Onyango
- Jacques Tuyisenge
- Wellington OchiengTechnical staff:
- Hassan Oktay – Coach
- Zedikiah Otieno – Ass. Coach
- Willis Ochieng – Goalkeeper Coach
- Jolawi Obondo – Team Manager
- Frederick Otieno – Team Doctor
- Gerphas Okuku – Official
- Lordvick Aduda – CEO
- Kelvin Elegwa – Federation representative