Despite coach Logarusic openly stating that the player is yet to impress him, the Brazilian has been lined up to face Anse Re-Union of SeychellesGor Mahia have included Brazilian import Giovanni Rodriguez Billolli in the 26-man squad for the Caf-Confederation Cup competition that has been forwarded to the continental body despite head coach Zdravko Logarusic openly stating that the player is yet to impress him.
On Tuesday, Logarusic said that he is giving the player up to ten days to prove his mettle. The club is set t to face Seychelles side ANSE Reunion in the preliminary round of the competition between February 15 and 17.
Meanwhile, Gor Mahia has programmed a pre-season build friendly against premiership side Sony Sugar at Awendo Green Stadium on Saturday (January 26).
According to the club's official website, assistant organizing secretary Ronald Ngala said Sony Sugar had earlier written to the club requesting for a pre-season build up match, but the decision to grant the same entirely rested on the technical bench headed by Logarusic.
“We had received a formal request from Sony but as the executive we had to let our technical bench make the decision. The Coach is now back and he has granted the go ahead thus the friendly match is now confirmed.”
Coach Logarusic has reportedly set a 14 day training programme that culminates with the friendly match against the sugar millers.
K’ogalo could then return to action in the Kenya Power Charity Cup tournament scheduled for Saturday (February 2). Preliminary voting results ranked K’Ogalo first among the top four voted teams to take part in the tournament.
This will be followed by the DSTV Super Cup match against TPL champions Tusker FC on Saturday (January 9). Gor Mahia will take part in the competition as reigning FKF Cup champions.
Gor Mahia's squad for 2013 season; Goalkeepers: Fredrick Onyango, Ivo Mapunda, Zachary Onyango. Defenders: Christopher Wekesa, Donald Mosoti, Musa Mohammed, Yusuf Juma, David Otieno, David Owino, Ivan Anguyo, Solomon Nasio, Israel Emuge.
Midfielders: Antony Akumu, Ali Victor Abondo, Antony Gathu, Joseph Njuguna, Moses Odhiambo, Moses Otieno, Innocent Mutiso. Forwards: Danny Sserunkuma, Edwin Lavatsa, Kevin Omondi, Abbey Kunrunmi, Rama Salim, Paul Kiongera, Giovanni Rodriguez.