By Otieno Otieno
Despite being suspended for this weekend's Caf Confederation Cup match, Gor Mahia midfielder Anthony 'Teddy' Akumu will still travel with the team to Seychelles.
Gor Mahia will take on Anse Reunion on Saturday in the return leg match. Akumu was sent off in the first leg match two weeks ago for committing a professional foul ruling him out of the return leg.
Gor Mahia Secretary General George Bwana however, confirmed that they are carrying the player, who was voted the best midfielder of the year in 2012, so as to motivate his colleagues.
"Teddy is a very disciplined player and the red card was unfortunate. He is also a key member of our squad and we felt it wise to carry him along so that he can motivate the rest of the players," Bwana told Goal.com.
Gor depart on Thursday keen to improve their fortunes in the return leg fixture after being held to a barren draw in the first match played at Nyayo Stadium.
Traveling squad: Goalkeepers: Jerry Onyango and Ivo Mapunda.
Defenders: Solomon Nasio, Chris Wekesa, Donald Mosoti, Ivan Anguyo, Musa Mohammed, David Owino.
Midfielders: Teddy Akumu, Joseph Njuguna, Moses Otieno, Moses Odhiambo, Kevin Omondi, Victor Ali.
Strikers: Rama Salim, Danni Sserunkuma, Edwin Lavatsa and Mungai Kiongera.
Officials: Zdravko Logarusic (Coach), Bobby Ogolla (Assistant), Iddi Salim (TM/keeper trainer), Michael Injendia (Fitness trainer), Patrick Opiyo (Team Doctor).