Gor Mahia- KCB Preview: Injury plagued K'ogalo takes aim at banker's unbeaten record

Gor Mahia to miss services of David Owino, Edwin Lavatsa and Paul Kiongera as they target to unseat on-form KCB from the top of the 16-team table standing


Jerim Onyango (captain)
Nasio, Emuge, Anguyo, Mosoti
Akumu, Njuguna, Salim
Odhiambo, Sserenkuma, Omondi

Sammy Okinda
Warambo, Odhiambo, Omondi, Owuor
Oyando, Mwaura, Wainaina
Keli, Alwanga, Chaka

Gor Mahia will once again miss the services of some key players due to injury when they take on Kenyan Premier League leaders KCB at City Stadium on Sunday.

The match has been moved to the new venue after the management of the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani declined to host Gor citing fears over insecurity.

Gor Mahia coach Zrdavko Logarusic admits he has been impressed with KCB’s performance so far this term and retaliates that his charges will have to be at their best to collect maximum points.

“It is a good achievement if after seven games you have not lost a single game and you also have conceded only one goal. This shows they are well prepared for the league and the coach is doing a good job. My team should take them very seriously,” Logarusic told Goal.com.

Gor go into the fixture without internationals David Owino, Edwin Lavatsa and Paul Kiongera who are yet to recover from long term injuries.

However, K’Ogalo has learnt to play well even without such key players and are expected to give the bankers perhaps their first real test in the league.

Since the league started, KCB have enjoyed top form and have always been at the top of the standings and together with champions Tusker are the only un-beaten sides.

This is something that should motivate them against Gor Mahia, who will be backed by their faithful fans.

  • This is the fourth match of the season for Gor Mahia who were involved in continental football and hence had to postpone most of their league matches.

  • Gor Mahia qualified to the semi-finals of the KPL top eight tournament after edging out Ulinzi Stars 4-2 on penalties in a match played on Wednesday at Nyayo Stadium.
  • Gor lost their last match played at City Stadium when they went down 2-0 to Ulinzi Stars.

  • City Stadium is Gor’s alternative home-ground and never lost at the venue for a better part of the season.

  • KCB are among the two un-beaten sides so far in the KPL. The other un-beaten team is champions Tusker.

  • The bankers have two of the leading goal scorers so far in Clifford Alwanga (pictured), who has scored five times and Jacob Keli with four goals to his credit.
  • KCB have led in the standings since the season started on February 24 maintaining a normal trend at the beginning of every season but it remains to be seen whether they will maintain it to the end.