The biggest and most alluring match in the Kenyan football calendar will take place this weekend when Champions Gor Mahia face off with AFC Leopards in the Mashemeji Derby in the Kenyan Premier League
Newly appointed Rwandese tactician Cassa Mbungo will be thrown straight into the deep end on Saturday when he leads out a limping AFC Leopards for the Mashemeji Derby against arch-rivals Gor Mahia at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani.
The game comes barely four days after Mbungo was appointed to take charge of the team after the exit of Serb Marko Vasiljevic who has been in charge for only two months.
Mbungo, formerly with AS Kigali in Rwanda took charge of his first game on Wednesday just 24 hours after signing an 18-month deal and he got a rude welcome, his side losing 2-1 to relegation fighting Mount Kenya United.
On paper, Gor Mahia are huge favorites for the tie as over the last 22 league meetings, they have won 12 matches and lost five, the other five ending in draws.
The last time AFC beat Gor was in March 2016 when they won 1-0, but Gor has dominated the last six matches winning five and drawing one. Last season, Gor won the first leg 2-1 and return leg 2-0 and odds are hugely stocked for them to carry the day against their rivals.
Other Fixtures this weekend;
|February 10, 2019
Kericho Green Stadium
|February 11, 2019
Green Stadium, Awendo
Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos