It is the first ever meeting between these two sides in any competitive fixture (s). Zoo has just been promoted to the Kenyan Premier League after finishing third in National Super League, while Gor Mahia is one of the oldest teams in the top tier.
Last weekend, the teams recorded mixed results, Gor Mahia won 3-1 against promoted side Kariobangi Sharks while Zoo fell at home by a solitary goal against ten man Posta Rangers. It is match the visitors desperately need positive result in order to avoid early struggles, with their hosts aiming for three points to ensure their 100% record is intact.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Gor Mahia: Godfrey Walusimbi started for K’Ogalo in the midfield last weekend and he showed he can be a 'beast' on the pitch. He seamlessly controlled the midfield and helped his team to victory. Hope he maintains same display against the Kericho tea farmers.
Rwandan Jean Baptiste Mugiraneza was also on point last weekend with top class display and capped the show with a well taken goal on his debut. He is ready to show his ability and add on his goals tally.
Zoo Kericho: Gor Mahia will definitely want to score many goals in this match, it will be attack and attack and all eyes then will be on goalkeeper Vincent Misikhu to see how he will organize his defense and make match winning saves. Nicholas Kipkirui is known for his pace and eye for goal, on his day he is a menace and it is high time he showed what he is made of.
PROBABLE LINE-UPS: Gor Mahia: Boniface Oluoch, Haron Shakava, Musa Mohammed, Wellington Ochieng’, Karim Nizigiyimana, Godfrey Walusimbi, Ernest Wendo, Jean-Baptiste Mugiraneza, Kenneth Muguna, Jacques Tuyisenge, Timothy Otieno.
Zoo: Vincent Misikhu, William Obayi, Johnstone Ligare, Isaac Kipyegon, Dominic Ouma, Nixon Omulanda, Geoffrey Gichama, Michael Madoya, Martin Oile, Nicholus Kipkirui and Bernard Odhiambo.