Gor Mahia traveling party for USM Alger clash picked

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia will leave for Algeria on Thursday 12 September for their CAF Champions League first round clash against USM Alger and a contingent of 22 has been picked for the trip.

A total of 16 players and six officials will be aboard the Qatar Airways flight that the team will use, with Ugandan defender Shafik Batambuze absent from the list selected for the Saturday 14 September clash.

Ojwang in

Maurice Ojwang could get his debut at Gor Mahia in this game after being slotted in the traveling team, replacing Batambuze who picked an injury in the win over Aigle Noir in the return leg of the preliminary round clash.

Kenneth Muguna, who is enjoying a fine season so far, will once again lead the team out in the 7pm EAT kickoff, with goalkeepers David Mapigano and Boniface Oluoch on the traveling team as well.

As they take on USM Alger, Gor Mahia will not only be seeking a first leg advantage, but also their first away win in 11 Champions League matches.

Technical bench

Head coach Steven Polack will be accompanied by his deputy Patrick Odhiambo, Team Manager Jolawi Obondo, Goalkeeping Coach Willis Ochieng, Team Doctor Fredrick Otieno and George Omondi, the Kit Manager.

Players: David Mapigano, Boniface Oluoch, Geoffrey Ochieng, Wellington Ochieng, Joash Onyango, Charles Momanyi, Tobias Otieno, Kenneth Muguna, Boniface Omondi, Dickson Ambundo, Lawrence Juma, Nicholas Kipkirui, Maurice Ojwang, Joachim Oluoch, Ernest Wendo and Samuel Onyango.