Oliech in as Gor name squad for CAF duty


Gor Mahia FC forward Dennis Oliech (L) goes past Western Stima FC Kevin Akongo during ...
Gor Mahia FC forward Dennis Oliech (L) goes past Western Stima FC Kevin Akongo during their Kenya Premier League match at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on February 20, 2019 . Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have included veteran striker Dennis Oliech in the 23-man  squad ahead of Confederation of African Football  preliminary rounds commencing this weekend.
  • Former Kenyan international Dennis Oliech who resumed training last week following a fractured hand last season is among the forwards K’Ogalo will rely on for goals.

Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have included veteran striker Dennis Oliech in the 23-man squad ahead of Confederation of African Football  preliminary rounds commencing this weekend.

Former Kenyan international Dennis Oliech who resumed training last week following a fractured hand last season is among the forwards K’Ogalo will rely on for goals.

New signings Gislain Yikpe Gnamien of Ivory Coast and Ghanaian Francis Afriyie headline the new comers in K’Ogalo’s CAF squad.

Other newly signed players in the squad include goalkeeper David Robert Mapigano, former Nairobi Stima winger Curtis Wekesa, Tanzanian forward Dickson Ambundo and defender Maurice Ojwang. Stocky forward Kennedy ‘Agogo’ Otieno signed from Western Stima last week has not been registered.

The Kenyan representatives will face Aigle Noir on Sunday before hosting the Burundi champions in a fortnight. Winners of the two-legged tie will face the winner between USM Alger of Algeria and SONIDEP of Niger.

Stand-in coach Patrick Odhiambo who will guide the team in Oktay’s absence exuded confidence of leading the most successful club in the region to reach its targets.

FULL SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Fredrick Odhiambo, David Mapigano, Boniface Oluoch

Defenders: Wellington Ochieng, Philemon Otieno, Shafik Batambuze, Geoffrey Ochieng, Joachim Oluoch, Joash Onyango, Charles Momanyi, Maurice Ojwang.

Midfielders: Ernest Wendo, Tobias Otieno, Kenneth Muguna, Curtis Wekesa, Bonifae Omondi, Lawrence Juma, Samuel Onyango.

Forwards: Dennis Oliech, Nicholas Kipkirui, Dickson Ambundo, Gislain Yikpe Gnamien, Francis Afriyie.

Additional material sourced for Gor Mahia website

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