It is set to be an explosive match considering the fact that the home team lost their opening game against NA Hussein Dey of Algeria.
The Angolan side is, however, strong at home and has managed to win four of their last five Caf Confederation Cup while Gor Mahia has struggled to win away matches, recording just one victory in their last eight away games.
|Game||Petro Atletico vs Gor Mahia|
|Date||Wednesday, February 13|
|Time||7:00pm Kenyan Time|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In Kenya, the game will be shown live on SuperSport.
|DSTV channel||Free-to-air channel|
Squads & Team News
The hosts have at least every player available for their game against the Kenya side. Vladimiro Etson is expected to be fit for the game and will lead the attack against the East African side.
Probable XI for Petro: Gerson, Afonso, Danilson, Wilson, Diogenes, Herenilson, Carneiro, Agostinho, Azulao, Etson and Karanga.
|Defenders||Philemon Otieno, Wellington Ochieng'|
Philemon Otieno and Jacques Tuyisenge are missing due to suspension, veteran striker Dennis Oliech hurt his leg during training and has not yet recovered; same as Ernest Wendo, who picked a knock in training. Wellington Ochieng is down with Malaria meaning he is also out.
Probable XI for Gor Mahia: Oluoch, Momanyi, Batambuze, Shakava, Onyango, Muguna, Kahata, Okeyo, Kipkirui, Omondi and Mustafa.
Petro Atletico has just made a return to the continental scene after a three-year absence, but they have so far performed well. In the eleven matches played, they have won six, drawn three and lost twice.
Gor Mahia have been present in the Caf assignments for quite some time and they will be coming into the match as favourites. They met during the quarter-finals of the Caf Cup way back in 1993 whereby the Angolan side progressed after winning in the penalty shootouts, following a barren draw in both legs.
Petro are currently placed third in the Girabola league with twenty-seven points having won eight matches, drawn three and lost two games. They have scored eighteen goals in the process and have conceded seven.
K’Ogalo have managed to accumulate a total of twenty-two points from the eleven games played in the Kenyan league; they have won seven, drawn one and lost three times. The team has also managed to score nineteen goals and conceded just seven.
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.