The club has brought in 11 players ahead of the new season, which will have a continental campaign, in the shape of the CAF Confederations Cup.
Mozambican outfit Deportivo Ferrovario will be their opponents over two legs, in mid-February.
Awono has had a hand in the incoming transfers at the club and believes they will have them in good stead once the season begins.
-The players we have brought in are of good quality and will add depth to the team we had last season.
-Some of the players we have brought in are experienced and have played at a high level.
-I am happy that the club has given me good players so that we can improve on our performance last season, Awono told Futaa.com.
Gor Mahia will play Sudanese club El-Mereikh in a friendly match on Sunday 29 January 2012.