Fredrick Odhiambo has been preferred in goal ahead of Shaban Odhoji, who has dropped to the bench. Charles Momanyi, Joachim Oluoch and Wesley Onguso are some of the notable changes in the team.
Ondiek Bernard and Samuel Onyango will lead the defending champions' attack.
Gor Mahia XI: Fredrick Odhiambo, Karim Nizigiyimana, Wesley Onguso, Charles Momanyi, Joachim Oluoch, Lawrence Juma, Cercidy Okeyo, Innocent Wafula, Lokiwam Eliud, Samuel Onyango and Ondiek Bernard.
Subs: Shaban Odhoji, Omondi Bernard, Asudi Raphael, Okiro Stephen and Francis Mustapha.
Sofapaka XI: Wycliffe Kasaya (GK), George Maelo, Willis Ouma (c), Mousa Omar, Mohammed Kilume, Elli Asieche, Brian Doya Magonya, Kepha Aswani, Mico Justin and Ezekiel Okare.
Subs: Mathias Kigonya (GK), Yusuf Mohammed, Pistone Mutamba, Timothy Luda, Stephen Waruru and Rodgers Aloro.