Gor Mahia- Bandari Preview: Dockers' test for K'Ogalo

Gor Mahia's new siging Eric Ochieng will get the opportunity to face his former club Bandari when the two sides face off in a league duel at City


Jerim Onyango (captain)
Otieno, Mohammed, Owino, Mosoti
Akumu, Ochieng, Salim
Odhiambo, Lavasta, Sserunkuma

Wilson Obungu
Omar, Otewa, Abel, Mohammed
Tevelu, Bai, Mwinyi
Okoth, Morris, Kenga

Former Bandari midfielder Eric Ochieng has an opportunity to meet his former club when Gor Mahia take on the Coastal side in a top of the table premiership clash at City Stadium on Sunday.

Ochieng is one the players who have made the switch during the June transfer window and has so far fitted perfectly in the Gor midfield earning an opportunity to play in the last two matches.

Ochieng’ recently told Goal in an interview his long term dream since childhood was to feature for K’Ogalo.

“Since childhood, it has been my dream to play for this great club. I have always looked forward to getting the chance to don the colors of Gor Mahia and I am happy that this chance has presented itself. I am very happy after my first game,” said Ochieng.

Apart from Ochieng, the other new signing for Gor Mahia who has been impressive so far is Paul Odhiambo and he is likely to start on Sunday giving more options to an unpredictable forward line.

Bandari have shown they can do without a player who scored four goals for them in the first leg.

The Coastal side have every motivation to win the fixture because victory will push them to the top of the standings for the first time this season and it is position they would want to find themselves in considering that for them this is the last match of the first leg.

Their hope for goals will rest upon last Saturday’s two goal hero Shaban Kenga.

  • Bandari are one of the two teams who were promoted to the 2013 Kenyan Premier League.

  • Bandari are handled by former Harambee Stars coach Twahir Muhiddin (pictured) who took over from Rishadi Shedu.

  • Bandari recently signed former Gor Mahia midfielder Ibrahim Kitawi on a one year contract.

  • Gor Mahia have lost only once at City Stadium this year when they went down 0-2 to Ulinzi Stars.

  • Gor Mahia are the current KPL Top 8 defending champions though they were eliminated in the semi-finals by Tusker.

  • Sunday’s match is coach Bobby Ogolla’s second one incharge after taking over from sacked Zradvko Logarusic.

  • Gor are currently placed second on the log with 22 matches and is one of the teams that have played the least number of matches.