Predicting Gor Mahia XI v Esperance in Caf Champions League

Gor Mahia players with Kevin Omondi.
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The last time Gor Mahia played Esperance away; they conceded five goals and were eliminated on an aggregate of 8-2

  1. Boniface Oluoch
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    #1 Boniface Oluoch

    It all starts from the back, and for the Kenyan champions to settle, keeper Oluoch has to lead by example. He has to read the moves well and command his defensive line effectively. The most important thing is to ensure he makes saves that will stop the opponent from getting a goal.
  2. Joachim Oluoch
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    #2 Joachim Oluoch

    He was drafted into the squad to face Esperance in the first leg and never disappointed. Oluoch put up a solid display to keep at bay the Tunisian attackers and will be required once again to be at his best considering they are playing away from home.

  3. Wesley Onguso
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    #3 Wesley Onguso

    With Godfrey Walusimbi and Wellington Ochieng’ missing out, Wesley Onguso will be trusted by coach Dylan Kerr to start at the left back. Onguso, signed from Sofapaka in January, has already proved his worthy since joining the champions and will be required to be at his best against the Tunisian giants.
  4. Harun Shakava
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    #4 Harun Shakava

    The captain has not yet tasted defeat since taking the armband, and his determination to help the team progress will be the key. The game against Esperance is undoubtedly his biggest test, and he has to show he has what it takes to take the team forward. Shakava has to lead his line well and ensure the opponent do not get a chance to score.

  5. Joash Onyango
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    #5 Joash Onyango

    The former Western Stima star was excellent in the first leg, stopping all potential attacks. All eyes will be on him and his captain Harun Shakava and if they put up a solid display like they did in the first leg, then Gor Mahia will stand a chance of progressing to the Group stage.
  6. Ernest Wendo
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    #6 Ernest Wendo

    Wendo, alongside Philemon Otieno, were a perfect match, and together they formed a formidable partnership. Once again, their hard tackles will be needed to stop the hosts, as well as ensuring they make the midfield their own.
  7. Philemon Otieno
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    #7 Philemon Otieno

    Together with Wendo they ran the show in the first leg and coach Dylan Kerr might give him another opportunity to showcase his qualities. Otieno is expected to track back and harass the opponents, and like his partner, make those hard tackles.

  8. George Odhiambo
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    #8 George Odhiambo

    ‘Blackberry’ is among the senior members in K’Ogalo having played against the best of defenders locally, regionally and abroad. He has to bring that experience into play on Sunday and lead by example in the hostile environment.

  9. Francis Kahata
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    #9 Francis Kahata

    One of the most creative players in the Kenyan Premier League. He will be aiming at providing those killer passes that will destabilize the opponents. He is also well known for his set piece skills that might pose a great danger to the Tunisian giants.
  10. Meddie Kagere
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    #10 Meddie Kagere

    The Rwandan striker was a thorn in Esperence defense, and he was just unlucky not to score. All hopes will be on the star, who is known for his never die attitude; Kagere will be leading the attack alongside Jacques Tuyisenge with the main task being putting that ball into the back of the net.
  11. Jacques Tuyisenge
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    #11 Jacques Tuyisenge

    He will be a key player for K’Ogalo in the attacking department. The Rwandan star always drafts the defenders out of position to create space for his colleagues to score. His chemistry with fellow attackers is always on point.