Gor Mahia will kick off their continental campaign today having been handed a bye in the first round of the qualifiers due to their high coefficient rankings.
Al Ahly Merowe edged out South Sudanese side Atlabara with today's clash against K'Ogalo set for 8 PM at the New Suez Stadium in Suez, Egypt.
The record Kenyan champions have had a poor run in continental competition having won only two matches since 2009: against Seychelles Anse Réunion and Tanzanian club Yanga SC.
Gor Mahia landed in Egypt on Wednesday with 17 players on board with the new players yet to be registered since the initial list was submitted before the end of last season.
Mark Harrison’s coached side, Gor Mahia will be eyeing a win in Egypt so as to reduce the pressure in the second leg encounter in Nairobi a week later.
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