Oliech starts for Gor in Mbao Super Cup showdown


Oliech starts for Gor in Mbao Super Cup showdown
Dennis Oliech in action against Posta Rangers during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Kasarani Stadium, Nairobi on January 9, 2019. Gor Mahia FC won 2-1 Photo/Kelly Ayodi/ sportpicha

In Summary

  • Dennis Oliech and Erissa Ssekisambu will lead the hunt for goals on Wednesday afternoon when Gor Mahia FC begin quest for a Super Cup hattrick against Mbao FC in Dar es Salaam
  • The pair has been chosen ahead of regular starters Jacques Tuyisenge and Francis Mustapaha as Gor head coach Hassan Oktay plays the rotation card in the midst of a draining fixtures glut

Dennis Oliech and Erissa Ssekisambu will lead the hunt for goals on Wednesday afternoon when Gor Mahia FC begin quest for a Super Cup hattrick against Mbao FC in Dar es Salaam.

The pair has been chosen ahead of regular starters Jacques Tuyisenge and Francis Mustapaha as Gor head coach Hassan Oktay plays the rotation card in the midst of a draining fixtures glut.

The Kenyan champions, who have won each of the last Super Cup titles, headed straight to the Tanzanian commercial from Cameroon where they sealed their progress into the CAF Confederation Cup group stages.

Kenya will send out another Super Cup representative in last year’s finalists AFC Leopards who will tackle local favourites Simba SC later in the day.

Captain Harun Shakava and Joash Onyango, who did not feature in both legs against New Stars de Doula during their Confederation Cup playoff due to suspension, will partner in central defence.

On Tuesday, Kenyan Premier League (KPL) sides Bandari FC and Kariobangi Sharks edged Singida FC and Yanga SC respectively to reach the semi-finals leaving Gor and Leopards to try and make it an all-Kenyan last four.

The winner of the exhibition Cup contest will earn the right to host English Premier League side Everton FC in a friendly at their home country.

 

GOR STARTING XI: Fredrick Odhiambo (GK), Philemon Otieno, Geoffrey Ochieng, Joash Onyango, Harun Shakavah, Cercidy Okeyo, Samuel Onyango, Lawrence Juma, Denis Oliech, Erisa Ssekisambu, George Odhiambo.

GOR SUBSTITUES: Boniface Oluoch, Wellington Ochieng, Charles Momanyi, Joachim Oluoch, Batambuze Shafik, Ernest Wendo, Boniface omondi, Jacques Tuisenge, Francis Mustafa, Francis Kahata.

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