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Key players to look out for Gor Mahia against SuperSport United

07:21 BST 07/04/2018
Esperance de Tunis player Khnissi Taha Yassine and Gor Mahia players fight for the ball during the 2018 CAF Champions League
Gor Mahia will face SuperSport United in the play-offs of Caf Confederation Cup on Sunday. But which players will be the key for K’Ogalo at Machakos?

  • Gor Mahia keeper Boniface Oluoch issues instructions to the back four at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Sunday.

    #1 Boniface Oluoch

    Undoubtedly one of the most experienced goalkeepers in the country. His experience will be put to test against the South African side, and he should prove that he is valuable by making wise decisions. Coach Dylan Kerr is definitely going to give him this chance and the former Tusker FC custodian should ensure he gives absolutely everything on the pitch.

  • Gor Mahia captain Harun Shakava.

    #2 Haron Shakava

    Shakava has captained K’Ogalo in twelve competitive matches this season and he has won eight, drawn three and lost one. He will be aiming at getting his ninth win of the season against SuperSport United, and lead the team to the Group stages for the first time in history. Everyone will be looking at him for leadership and the skipper should ensure he does that.

  • Ernest Wendo of Gor Mahia v Esperance.

    #3 Ernest Wendo

    Wendo will arguably be the most important player in this fixture. He has excelled in his midfield role and once again all eyes will be on this man. He should ensure he stops SuperSport United from using the midfield and initiate attacks from his own half. If Wendo fails to click on Sunday, be rest assured that Gor Mahia will struggle to march their opponents.

  • Francis Kahata of Gor Mahia in action.j

    #4 Francis Kahata

    Kahata will be the team's think tank regardless of the position he plays on Sunday. He is always a step ahead of other players; he can read movements and provide perfect passes. He will be relied upon to unlock the opponent's defense; and will be the player to convert set pieces closer to the goal.

  • Gor Mahia midfielder Meddie Kagere with MVP trophy.

    #5 Meddie Kagere

    You cannot talk of Gor Mahia's recent success and miss his name. He is the heartbeat of the team especially in the attacking department. Kagere has to ensure he helps the team get a convincing result in the first leg. He was a thorn against Esperance in both ties despite not scoring, and he has to improve on that.