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BY SAMSON MBII,NAIROBI,25TH AUG 2018-The two biggest soccer clubs in Kenya Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards will be aiming to outshine each other when one of the most entertaining match of the premier league the Mashemeji derby goes down on Saturday afternoon.The match will be played today ( Saturday 25 August) at the Kasarani Stadium.
It will be remembered that even as Gor goes into the game they have just a point away from retaining the league title having amassed 68 points, 20 points more than Bandari and Leopards who are both tied on 48 points in second and third place respectively.
This has added extra meaning to Saturday’s game as it will be the perfect setting for K’Ogalo to add to their trophy haul against their bitter rivals who will also be keen to avoid the embarrassment that will be brought about by anything else than a win for them.
Kerr, who led Gor to the 2017 title in his first season with the club is putting no pressure on his charges as he has called on them to go and enjoy themselves on the pitch.
On the other hand AFC Leopards will be hoping that what has happened to Gor Mahia in the recent days when they have lost a match to Bandari FC two weeks ago will happen today and give them a milestone to remember consideruing that the mashemeji derby match is normally adrenaline awakening.
In a match played at mbaraki stadium in Mombasa two weeks ago Bandari ended Gor Mahia’s seven-month unbeaten run in the Sportpesa Premier League when they beat them 2-1 .
Even as Mashemeji derby beckons Ingwe are also not leaving anything to chance,they have devised a plan to overcome the any surmountable challenge that may be thrown at them.
With an unassailable 20-point lead (68), only a victory for joint-second placed Ingwe (48) would delay Gor’s early title celebrations.
young Leopards defender Michael Kibwage wants his teammates to cause an upset and become the second team to beat the fierce rivals in the league this season.
Though Leopards will miss the services of leading scorer Ezekiel Odera, and the injured quartet of Robinson Kamura, Salim Abdalla, Moses Mburu and Marvin Nabwire, the Kenyan international has warmly welcomed back Wvyonne Isuza from suspension.