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Gor Mahia FC v Ulinzi Stars: Kick off, TV channel, squad news & preview

13:01 BST 18/09/2018
Gor Mahia v Ulinzi Stars.
The soldiers can still finish second on the log but they face stiff competition from current second placed Bandari and AFC

Gor Mahia will host Ulinzi Stars in a Kenyan Premier League match at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday.

The Green Army's 1-0 defeat to Thika United on Sunday was the team's third loss in a row in all competitions. The soldiers can still finish second on the log but they face stiff competition from the current second placed Bandari and AFC Leopards, who are third on the log.

Coach Dunstan Nyaudo is aware that he cannot afford any slip up if he is to finish within the first three positions.

Game Gor Mahia vs Ulinzi Stars
Date Wednesday, September 18
Time 2:00pm Kenyan Time

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In Kenya, the game will be shown live on K24.

DSTV channel Free-to-air channel 

Squads & Team News

Position Missing players
Goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch
Striker Philemon Otieno

Most of the Gor Mahia players are available for selection apart from Philemon Otieno, who is still nursing an injury sustained almost two weeks ago, when he played for the national team, against Ghana in an international assignment.

Probable Gor Mahia XI: Fredrick Odhiambo, Wesley Onguso, Charles Momanyi, Haron Shakava, Humphrey Mieno, Bernard Ondiek, Samuel Onyango, Cercidy Okeyo, Boniface Omondi, Francis Mustafa and Jacques Tuyisenge.

Position Missing player
Striker Masita Masuta

Striker Justine Onwong'a and midfielder Oscar Wamalwa were injured in training and missed the 1-0 win against Wazito. The match against Gor Mahia comes sooner for the duo, who join Masita Masuta in the injury list for the soldiers.

Probable Ulinzi Stars XI: Timothy Odhiambo, Abdalla Hamisi, Oliver Ruto, Mohammed Hassan, Boniface Andai, Bernard Ongomo, Daniel Waweru, Ibrahim Shambi, Elijah Mwanzia, Enosh Ochieng and Elvis Nandwa. 

Match Preview

Gor Mahia have not had the best preparations of late; they have trained just twice since losing 2-1 to Rayon Sports of Rwanda in a Caf Confederation Cup match a month ago. They fell by a solitary goal against Thika United, their second defeat in the league this season, and coach Dylan Kerr will be targeting to get a win.

The soldiers have been inconsistent in the league, but coach Nyaudo says he wants to win the remaining matches. Currently on the fourth position, Ulinzi Stars can still finish second on the log if Bandari and AFC Leopards slip in their remaining games.

In the last nineteen matches, the Green Army has managed to get nine wins, drawn six and lost just four. The last league win for the soldiers against K’Ogalo came way back in 2013. The first leg ended 2-0 in favour of the champions.