Kipkirui, Juma to lead the line as Pollack names Gor squad for Aigle clash


Kipkirui, Juma to lead the line as Pollack names Gor squad for Aigle clash
Gor Mahia players line up for a group photo during their first leg match aginst Aigle Noir in Burundi.PHOTO/Courtesy

In Summary

  • The match kicks off at 4pm with Gor looking to seal a slot to round one of the tourney after holding the Burundians to a barren draw in the first leg tie in Bujumbura a fortnight ago.
  • Coach Pollack believes his boys will be equal to the task.

Nicholas Kipkirui and Lawrence Juma have got golden chances to shine and inscribe their names in the hearts of the demanding Green Army when they lead the line this afternoon in Gor Mahia’s CAF Champions League return leg preliminary clash against  Aigle Noir of Burundi at Kasarani from 4pm.

Kipkirui and Juma will be the main strikers in coach Steven Pollack’s 4-4-2 looking squad while the midfield roles will be commanded by Tobias Otieno, skipper Kenneth Muguna, Boniface Omondi and Dickson Ambundo.

Geoffrey Ochieng, Wellington Ochieng, Joash Onyango and Charles Momanyi will in the meanwhile offer a shield to Tanzanian goalie David Mapigano.

The match kicks off at 4pm with Gor looking to seal a slot to round one of the tourney after holding the Burundians to a barren draw in the first leg tie in Bujumbura a fortnight ago.

Coach Pollack believes his boys will be equal to the task.

” We deserve to win because of the way we’ve been training…hopefully the eleven players will do what they are supposed to do, ” he said in Friday’s pre-match interview.

Starting XI

David Mapigano, Geoffrey Ochieng, Wellington Ochieng, Joash Onyango, Charles Momanyi, Tobias Otieno, Kenneth Muguna, Boniface Omondi, Dickson Ambundo, Lawrence Juma, Nicholas Kipkirui.

Substitutes

Boniface Oluoch, Shafik Batambuze, Joachim Oluoch, Ernest Wendo, Samuel Onyango

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