Hitman Dennis Oliech has been handed a starting role by head coach Hassan Oktay as Gor Mahia FC welcome RS Berkane for the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals clash at the Kasarani Stadium.
With Rwandese ace, Jacques Tuyisenge suspended, Oliech will pair up with Francis Mustafa to lead the
Fredrick Odhiambo starts in goal while Geoffrey Ochieng – who scored Gor’s winner against Nzoia Sugar on Monday – will replace suspended Shafiq Batambuze at left back with Philemon Otieno, Joash Onyango and Charles Momanyi completing the backline.
Kenneth Muguna and Francis Kahata will provide the creative legs in a four-man midfield that also has Boniface Omondi and Lawrence Juma.
Gor are without four regular starters including captain Harun Shakava, Ernest Wendo, Tuyisenge and Batambuze as they seek to make a positive first leg step towards a place in the Confederation Cup semi-finals.
Starting team: Fredrick Odhiambo, Philemon Otieno, Geoffrey Ochieng , Joash Onyango , Charles Momanyi , Kenneth Muguna, Boniface Omondi, Lawrence Juma, Denis Oliech, Mustafa Francis, Francis Kahata
Subs: Shaban Odhoji, Wellington Ochieng, Joachim Oluoch, Samuel Onyango, Benard Ondiek, Erisa Ssekisambu, Nicholas Kipkirui