Ivorian striker Gnamien Yikpe will make his competitive debut for Gor Mahia against Kariobangi Sharks. This will be his 2nd match for k’Ogalo after featuring in the friendly match against Alliance FC of Tanzania.
Head Coach Steven Polack has named him in the starting 11. He will spearhead the hunt for goals flanked by Clifton Miheso and Boniface Omondi.
The midfield will be marshalled by the ever present duo of Tobias Omondi and Lawrence Juma with Samuel Onyango just in front of them.
With the absence of both Joash Onyango and Maurice Ojwang, Joachim Oluoch partners match day captain Charles Momanyi at center of defense. Geoffrey Ochieng and Wellington Ochieng occupy the fullback positions while David Mapigano starts between the sticks.
16. David Mapigano (GK) , 4. Wellington Ochieng, 15. Joachim Oluoch, 9. Yikpe Gnamien, 11. Boniface Omondi, 27. Charles Momanyi (Cpt.), 2. Geofrey Ochieng, 23. Clifton Miheso, 24. Lawrence Juma, 3. Samuel Onyango, 5. Tobias Otieno.
29. Boniface Oluoch (GK), 22. Elvis Roanack, 21. Lloyd Khavuchi, 32. Richdonald Bolo, 17. Dickson Ambundo, 19. Francis Afriyie, 30. Kennedy Otieno.