NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s Premier League champions Gor Mahia FC
unveiled their final squad for the 2018 CAF Champions League on
The 1987 CAF Cup
Winners Cup (Mandela Cup) champions, who are aiming at restoring
their continental might this season under British head coach
Dylan Kerr, will open their preliminary round charge against
Equatorial Guinea titleholders, Leones Vegetarianos, early next
Gor, who stretched
their domestic title-winning record to 16 last season, will miss
the services of their longest serving player and captain, Musa
Mohammed and midfielder, Kenneth Muguna, who are linked with a
move to FK Tirana of Albania.
Also missing in the
final Champions League list is Burundian international, Karim
Nizigiyimana, who is nursing an injury suffered in a domestic
match in the second leg of last season.
Head coach Dylan
Kerr has included new signings Charles Momanyi, Wesley Onguso,
Kevin Omondi, Humphrey Mieno, Bernard Ondiek, Lawrence Juma,
Cercidy Okeyo, Samuel Onyango and Ivorian Ephrem Guikan in his
squad as he seeks to restore continental glory at the 1987
Mandela Cup winners.
The first leg of the
preliminary matches will be played on the weekend of Feb. 8 and
9 while the return fixture has been scheduled for a week later.
Kerr will be banking
on Mieno, Kagere, Walusimbi, Oluoch, Shakava and Odhiambo who
have experience on the continental stage to propel the record
16-time KPL champions to the next stage.