Mashemeji derby: The key players for Gor Mahia against AFC Leopards

Gor Mahia crowned champions v Simba.
Ahead of Sunday’s biggest match of the season in Kenyan Premier League, Goal parades some of the key players that will be relied upon by K’Ogalo

  1. Shaban Odhoji
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    #1 Shaban Odhoji

    Odhoji has been excellent goalkeeper for Gor Mahia whenever called upon, and he once again proved his doubters wrong with a clean sheet on Wednesday against Yanga. Well, it will be a tough match against AFC Leopards but this man is definitely ready if recent displays is anything to go by.

  2. Harun Shakava

    #2 Harun Shakava

    The captain is the main reason why the sixteen-time champions have been compact at the back. Always there to make last ditch tackles and ensure his goalkeeper is safe. Scored the winning goal when the two sides faced each other in the KPL Super Cup. He has faced Ingwe twice as the captain and has not conceded a single goal.

  3. Humphrey Mieno
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    #3 Humphrey Mieno

    Mieno put a man of the match performance in K’Ogalo’s 4-0 win against Yanga, and that is a motivation already ahead of the derby against AFC Leopards. The former Tusker FC man provided two assists for Ivorian striker Ephram Guikan, and will want to keep the same form against the twelve-time league champions.

  4. Samuel Onyango
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    #4 Samuel Onyango

    With George Odhiambo doubtful, the former Ulinzi Stars man will once again be drafted into the starting line-up and has to take the chance with both hands. He did well on Wednesday against Yanga, but that will not matter if he flops against their bitter rivals AFC Leopards.

  5. Ephram Guikan
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    #5 Ephram Guikan

    Managed to hit a brace against Yanga after being blamed for wasting several good chances in the Cecafa Kagame Cup. The Ivorian striker is talented, and a hard worker with the only undoing being in front of the goal. However, after scoring twice in the Caf tie, he is riding high in confidence.