However, there is no space for defender Eugene Ochieng, who had been named in the botched FKF Shield match against Kakamega Homeboyz.
Former Gor Mahia keeper Jacktone Odhiambo starts in goal with Hassan Mohamed donning the armband and partnering George Omondi in the heart of the defence.
Ulinzi Stars XI: Jacktone Odhiambo (GK), Cylus Shitote, Omar Mbongi, George Omondi, Hassan Mohamed (C) Bernard Ongoma, John Kago, Daniel Waweru, Elvis Nandwa, Masita Masuta and Michael Otieno.
Subs: Timothy Odhiambo (GK), Hamisi Abdalla, Geoffrey Kokoyo, Ibrahim Shambi, Cliff Kasuti, Elijah Mwanzia and Omar Boraafya.
Gor Mahia XI: Boniface Oluoch, Philemon Otieno, Godfrey Walusimbi, Haron Shakava, Joash Onyango, Ernest Wendo, Humphrey Mieno, Francis Kahata, George Odhiambo, Meddie Kagere and Jacques Tuyisenge.
Subs: Shaban Odhoji, Wesley Onguso, Bernard Ondieki, Lawrence Juma, Boniface Omondi, Samuel Onyango and Ephraim Guikan.