It is arguably Gor Mahia's biggest match as far as this season is concerned; a win will send them to the quarters of the Caf Confederation Cup.
As it stands, Egyptian side Zamalek leads the standings with eight points, one more than Petro Atletico and Hussein Dey who are placed second and third.
|Game||Gor Mahia vs Petro Atletico|
|Date||Sunday, March 17|
|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
Samuel Onyango is suspended after accumulating two yellow cards and will automatically be locked out of the game. Coach Hassan Oktay told Goal that captain Shakava remains a doubt after sustaining a knock during the team’s 2-1 win against Kakamega Homeboyz in the league outing.
“We are in big trouble now. Shakava picked what looked like a very serious injury against Homeboyz. We will have to monitor the player and see if he will be fit enough to face Petro Atletico on Sunday."
Kenneth Muguna is also a doubt after suffering a knock during the away match against Zamalek in Egypt.
Probable XI for Gor Mahia: Odhiambo, Otieno, Batambuze, Shakava, Momanyi, Wendo, Muguna, Juma, Kahata, Kipkirui and Tuyisenge.
The visitors have most of their players available for the match and that is a plus to the team. Confidence within the squad is high and they know a win is enough to take the team to the quarter finals.
Probable XI for Petro Atletico: Elber, Afonso, Danilson, Wilson, Toni, Manguxi, Herenilson, Carneiro, Azulao, Job and Va.
Victory for either side will be enough to buy a place in the last eight of the competition; Petro Atletico is second on seven points, one more than bottom placed Gor Mahia.
The Kenyan Premier League champions will be trying to avenge the 2-1 defeat suffered in the first leg away in Angola. In Group D, Gor Mahia has conceded most goals (nine) after five games, and with a return of seven goals, the goal difference is negative two. Atletico has scored six goals and conceded five.
Petro Atletico has won two, drawn one and lost two of their five Group D games as compared to Gor Mahia who have won two and lost three in five matches.
Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge is among the top scorers in the competition having netted thrice, a goal more than Brazilian Tiago Azulao of Petro Atletico.
Last season, Gor Mahia failed to progress past the group stages after falling to Rayon Sports of Rwanda at home and later to USM Alger in Algeria.