Zedekiah 'Zico' Otieno to take charge as Gor Mahia start preps for Caf Champions League

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The Kenyan champions have been drawn to face Malawian side Nyasa Big Bullets in the preliminary round of the tournament

Gor Mahia will resume training on Tuesday as they prepare to launch their campaign in the Caf Champions Legaue.

The Kenyan champions have been drawn to face Malawian side Nyasa Big Bullets in the preliminary round and will be seeking to better their display from the last edition where they were bundled out by Esperance of Tunisia.

Gor Mahia CEO Omondi Aduda has revealed to Goal that the team will start training on Tuesday and will be under assistant coach Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno.

“Coach Dylan Kerr is due to undergo some medical checkup in the UK and is yet to return to Kenya. We are hoping that he gets a clean bill of health from doctors so that he can resume his duties but for now, Otieno will take over the training sessions until when Kerr returns,” Aduda told Goal.com.

Gor Mahia will host the Malawian league leaders on 27/28 November before the return leg a week later at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. The winner between the two sides will take on Lobi Stars of Nigeria or US Louam of Cameroon in the first round and a chance to reach the group stages.

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Bullets are regarded as the number one football club in Malawi in terms of fans, league title winning and financial background. It was formerly known as Bata Bullets then Total Big Bullets and in 2003, the then Malawi's President Bakili Muluzi adopted the team and renamed it Bakili Bullets.

Bullets first reached the Caf Champions’ League Group Stages in 2004 which was one of their best season since Muluzi take over.

Gor Mahia have already done a number of transfer activities this window with Kenneth Muguna making a return, Shafik Batambuze signing from Singinda United and Nicholas Kipkirui from Zoo Kericho.

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