It is definitely going to be a close encounter considering the fact that the two sides are aiming at taking the lead in Group D.
The Kenyan champions has so far managed to get three points that came from the 4-2 win against Zamalek in a Group D opener, before falling 2-1 away to Petro Atletico of Angola in Luanda last week.
Hussein Dey is the only unbeaten side in the Group; after a 2-1 win at home against the Angolan side, the North African team went on to hold Zamalek to a one all draw to go top of the group with four points.
|Game||Gor Mahia vs Hussein Dey|
|Date||Sunday, February 24|
|Time||4:00pm Kenyan Time|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In Kenya, the game will be shown live on SuperSport.
|DSTV channel||Free-to-air channel|
Squads & Team News
Joash Onyango is serving a one match suspension and is definitely out meaning captain Harun Shakava will partner Charles Momanyi in the heart of the defense. However, lead striker Dennis Oliech has been omitted from the squad after he snubbed Saturday’s training session owing to pay.
Probable XI for Gor Mahia: Odhiambo, Otieno, Batambuze, Shakava, Momanyi, Wendo, Muguna, Juma, Kahata, Kipkirui Tuyisenge.
NA Hussein Dey has most of the players available and the Algerian side will be targeting at least a point from the Kenyan champions.
Probable XI for visiting NA Hussen Dey: Merbah, Allati, Khiat, Khacef, Tougai, Ouertani, Harrag, Yaya, Chouiter, Gasmi and Yousfi.
The two teams have not kept a clean sheet in the two initial matches; Gor Mahia have conceded four goals in the two games played, twice as many as Hussein Dey meaning chances of either teams conceding are very high.
Hussein Dey has not picked a win away in the last four matches in the Caf competition; they have lost once and drawn the remaining three matches and will have tough times in getting a win against Gor Mahia, who have lost just once in the ten games played at home.
The last Algerian side to have played against Gor Mahia was USM Alger; the East African side managed a 0-0 draw at home before suffering a 2-1 defeat away.
Of the four games played away, Hussein Dey have just scored two goals and kept only one clean sheet. K’Ogalo have not kept a clean sheet at home this season in the Caf Confederation Cup. They have conceded three times already.
The absence of Oliech will surely be a huge blow for the Kenyan champions as the veteran striker was among the scorers when they hammered Zamalek of Egypt 4-2 in their Group D opener played in Nairobi.