Gor Mahia have started the season on a high note, winning the matches they have played in all competitions save for the one all draw in the return leg of Caf Champions League against Leones Vegetarianos of Equatorial Guinea.
Domestically, K’Ogalo have played three matches and recorded maximum points, scoring ten goals in the process and conceding three. Second placed Gor Mahia is well aware that maximum points will send them to the top of the table.
Eleven times league champions Tusker have not started the season well. They have been inconsistent in the three matches played. The team has managed to collect four points after three matches, but just like their opponents, they have conceded three goals; an average of a goal per match.
In the reverse fixture last year, the teams resorted to a barren draw; overall, Gor Mahia has won seven, drawn as many and lost just four of the last league outings. Twenty two goals have been shared, with Gor Mahia enjoying a bigger share of thirteen against nine.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Gor Mahia: George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo and Meddie Kagere were on target in the second leg last year, and the two players automatically will pose a great threat to the opponents. Humphrey Mieno will come face to face with his former side for the first time this season and he will be aiming at showing them what they miss.
Tusker: Striker Timothy Otieno was sparingly used by the champions last season, and just like Mieno, he will be facing his former employers for the first time after his release, and the main aim will be to score. Boniface Muchiri is known for his pace and trickery, and will pose a great threat to the Gor Mahia defenders.
PROBABLE LINE-UPS: Gor Mahia: Boniface Oluoch, Godfrey Walusimbi, Wellingtone Ochieng, Harun Shakava, Joash Onyango, Earnest Wendo, Humphrey Mieno, George Odhiambo, Meddie Kagere, Jacques Tuyisenge and Francis Kahata.
Tusker: Duncan Ochieng, Collins Shivachi, Marlon Tangauzi, Eugene Asike, Bonventure Khasabuli, Hashim Sempaka, Apollo Otieno, Robert Achema, Timothy Otieno, Amos Asembeka and Boniface Muchiri.