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Dennis Oliech and the key players Gor Mahia will miss against Petro Atletico

10:56 GMT+3 12/02/2019
Gor Mahia striker Dennis Oliech celebrates v Zamalek
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Gor Mahia will miss five key players when they take on Petro Atletico in a Caf Confederation Cup match on Wednesday.

Key striker Dennis Oliech is among the players, who have been left out as the Kenyan champions travelled to Luanda on Tuesday for the away fixture.

Also missing from the travelling contingent is defender Wellington Ochieng, who is down with a bout of malaria, midfielder Ernest Wendo (knock) while Philemon Otieno and Jacques Tuyisenge are banned.

The absence of Oliech will surely be a huge blow for the Kenyan champions as the veteran striker was among the scorers when they hammered Zamalek of Egypt 4-2 in their Group D opener played in Nairobi just a week ago.

Goal parades the five players and what K’Ogalo will miss from them.

  • Philemon Otieno of Gor Mahia.J

    Philemon Otieno - Suspension

    The defender will solely be missed in this game; he was one of the reasons why Gor Mahia performed well last season. K’Ogalo will miss his passes and crosses from the right as well as his almost perfect defending.

  • Gor Mahia defender Wellingtone Ochieng.

    Wellington Ochieng - Malaria

    The former Muhoroni Youth defender was to cover up for Philemon Otieno. His versatility has been instrumental for the Kenyan champions. One thing about Ochieng is his never die attitude and purposeful defending.

  • Ernest Wendo of Gor Mahia v Nyasa Big Bullets.

    Ernest Wendo - Injury

    Missed the game against Zamalek due to suspension and will, unfortunately, miss the game against Petro Atletico due to an injury. He has always provided cover for the back four as well as initiating attacks from the midfield.

  • Gor Mahia striker Jaxques Tuyisenge v AFC Leopards.

    Jacques Tuyisenge - Suspension

    It is the biggest blow for Gor Mahia to miss their out and out striker. He was on target twice against Zamalek and was supposed to spearhead the attack for the Hassan Oktay led side. It is a position that will not be filled easily.

  • Gor Mahia striker Dennis Oliech v Zamalek.

    Dennis Oliech - Injury

    The veteran striker proved he still has what it takes with an excellent goal when he faced Zamalek in the Group opener. K’Ogalo will miss his excellent positioning and vision plus the threat that he has against the opponents.