- Oktay elected to field Fredrick Odhiambo in goal while Geoffrey Ochieng, Samuel Onyango, Nicholas Kipkirui, Francis Kahata, Joash Onyango, Shakava, Kenneth Muguna, Erisa Ssekisambu, Juma and Philemon Otieno all started.
- The Kenyan champions lost 2-0 at home against the Moroccan club last weekend, and now need to win this return leg clash by three clear goals to progress to the semi-finals of the Caf Confederation Cup.
Gor Mahia were painfully bundled out of the 2018/19 CAF Confederations Cup quarter-finals after a 5-1 crushing by Moroccan side RS Berkane on Sunday at the Stade Municipal de Berkane for a 7-1 aggregate loss.
Laba Kodjo, Mohamed Aziz and Bakre Helali were all on target for hosts in that order before Issoufou Dayd added the fourth after the break.
Gor had briefly levelled the scores through Lawrence Juma's strike in the 24th minute but that is as far as it got.
Gor, arriving just two hours after tiring seven-hour road journey from the Casablanca International Airport, had contained the pressure in the first 20 minutes raising false hopes that they could indeed compete.
Berkane equalled the record overall winning margin for a Confederation Cup quarter-final as they toyed with Gor and should have won more decisively.
Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba put Renaissance ahead after 21 minutes with his sixth goal of the competition, making the Togolese one of the three leading scorers this season.
Lawrence Juma levelled almost immediately after sloppy defending, but Berkane took control to lead 3-1 at half-time thanks to goals from captain Mohammed Aziz and Badr el Helali.