The midfielder, who was on the bench against Kariobangi Sharks last week, steps up for Rwandan international Jean-Baptiste Mugiraneza, who is nursing a knee injury.
Boniface Oluoch starts between the posts as new signing Shabana Odhoji waits from the bench, where Collins ‘Gattuso’ Okoth is. Jacques Tusyisenge and Timothy Otieno will be upfront in search of winning goals.
Gor Mahia: Boniface Oluoch, Harun Shakava, Musa Mohammed, Wellington Ochieng’, Karim Nizigiyimana, Godfrey Walusimbi, Ernest Wendo, Francis Kahata, Kenneth Muguna, Jacques Tuysenge, Timothy Otieno.
Subs: Shaban Odhoji, Philemon Otieno, George Odhiambo, Meddie Kagere, Olivier Maloba, Collins Okoth, Amos Nondi.
Zoo Kericho: Misikhu Vincent, Obayi William, Ligare Johnston, Kipyegon Isaac, Akiya Stanislous, Omulanda Nixon, Gichana Geoffrey, Madoya Michael, Oile Martin, Kipkirui Nicholas, Odhiambo Bernard.
Subs: Koko Samuel, Ouma Dominic, Sindani Sabiri, Namasakha Danson, Omondi Dennis, Mmata Leonard, Omondi Kevin.