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CAF Champions League: Batambuze In As Gor Reveals 25 Man Squad

Uganda’s left back Shafic Batambuze has been included in Gor Mahia’s squad for the 2019/20 CAF Champions League.

Batambuze is one of the club’s pillars at the back since joining last year in October as a direct replacement for fellow countryman Godfrey Walusimbi who joined Kaizer Chiefs then.

However, Batambuze has failed to break into Uganda Cranes’ squad recently despite being in fine form for the K’galo.

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He is one of the few Ugandans to have featured for Gor including Erisa Ssekisambu, Daniel Sserunkuma, Ivan Anguyo, Khalid Aucho among others.

He played for Tanzanian side Singida United before joining the record Kenya Premier league winners. He also had stints in Kenya with Sofapaka, Western and Tusker FC.

Gor Mahia will face Burundian Champions Aigle Noir in the CAF Champions league first round.

The side will be captained by Denis Oliech. Gislain Yikpe Gnamien (Ivory Coast) and Francis Afriyie (Ghana) are some of the seven new signings included in a 25 man squad.


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The Squad:
Goalkeepers: Fredrick Odhiambo, David Mapigano, Boniface Oluoch

Defenders: Wellington Ochieng, Philemon Otieno, Shafik Batambuze, Geoffrey Ochieng, Joachim Oluoch, Joash Onyango, Charles Momanyi, Maurice Ojwang

Midfielders: Ernest Wendo, Tobias Otieno, Kenneth Muguna, Curtis Wekesa, Boniface Omondi, Lawrence Juma, Samuel Onyango

Forwards: Dennis Oliech, Nicholas Kipkirui, Dickson Ambundo, Gislain Yikpe Gnamien, Francis Afriyie.

Note:
Gor Mahia have 8 appearances in African Cup of Champions Clubs from 1969 to 1996 and 5 appearances in CAF Champions League from 2014 till now.

1969: Quarter-Finals
1977: Second Round
1980: Second Round
1984: abandoned in Second Round
1991: First Round
1992: Quarter-Finals
1994: First Round
1996: First Round
2014: First Round
2015: First Round
2016: Preliminary Round
2018: First Round
2018-19: First Round

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