Boniface Oluoch and the key players for Gor Mahia against Petro Atletico

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The Kenyan Champions defeated Zamalek 4-2 in the opening Group D match while the Angolan side fell 2-1 to NA Hussein Dey of Algeria

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.

With the absence of the five, Goal parades some of the key players that K'Ogalo will rely on to get a good result away in Angola.

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    Boniface Oluoch

    Oluoch is expected to start in goal owing to his experience. But he will have to put in a solid display and avoid conceding relatively easy goals as seen in the match against Zamalek SC. On his day, Oluoch can do magic, and that will be the key in Angola. 

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    Harun Shakava

    The captain made a comeback against Zamalek in the 4-2 win at home and is expected to start in this game. He hast to ensure the defense is well organized and there are no loopholes that might lead to the team conceding goals.

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    Kenneth Muguna

    Muguna has been on the rise; the last three games have been good for him to boost his confidence levels. With Wendo out, Muguna is expected to run the midfield and anchor it well. He has to be ready to make tackles as well and create scoring chances.

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    Nicholas Kipkirui

    His goal against Zamalek helped the team to victory. He has pace, skills and intelligence on and off the ball. He is definitely one player, who will be used to unlock the Petro Atletico defense. He has the ability to score as well.

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    Francis Mustafa

    Mustafa is expected to be the point man owing to the absence of lead strikers Dennis Oliech and Jacques Tuyisenge. He has to turn the chances created into goals and help in defense as well. He has massive experience that he should put into action.