Kenyan side Gor Mahia has been paired against Zambian side Napsa Stars in the CAF Confederations Cup.
In the draw done at CAF headquarters in Egypt, the Kenyan giants will come up against two former players in the name of striker Timothy Otieno and goalkeeper Shaban Odhoji. Odhoji moved to Zambia in February last year before being followed by Otieno who switched from Tusker to the Lusaka based side in September 2020.
K’ogallo dropped to the secondary continental competition after being thrashed 8-1 in a two-legged tie against Algerian side CR Belouizdad in the CAF Champions League.
The first leg ties are scheduled for February 14, with the return leg being played a week later.
This means that Gor have slightly more than a month to get their house in order after an underwhelming perfomance in the CAF Champions League.
Top on the agenda of the Kenyan side is hiring a permanent coach. Posta Rangers coach Sammy Pamzo Omollo, who has handled Gor’s continental affairs, has been touted as the club’s next manager but it remains unclear if he would be willing to take the job. In an interview after Wednesday’s 1-2 loss to Belouizdad, Pamzo refused to rule himself out of the job.
The club also needs to sort out the players’ salaries and allowances for them to have a chance of gracing the money spinning CAF Confederations Cup Group stages.