Gor, Leopards seek league redemption
05 June 2014, 11:44
Nairobi - After an abortive campaign in the Top Eight tournament,
Gor Mahia faces an uphill task to ensure they finish the season with
Following their 2-1 overall defeat at the hands of Tusker
Football Club on Wednesday at Nairobi City Stadium, Gor are now turning their
focus on defending the Kenya Premier League (KPL) title as well as the GOtv
That mission to defend the premiership title resumes with
a crucial assignment against arch-rivals AFC Leopards at the Nairobi City Stadium
on Sunday, in what is billed as the clash of the season.
They face a formidable task, coming against a side that
is licking its wounds after they lost the Council for East and Central African
Football Associations (CECAFA) Nile Basin Cup by a whisker following a 2-1
defeat in the final to Uganda's Sports Club Victoria University on Wednesday.
Leopards, will similarly be seeking redemption in the
Having maintained their 100 percent record in the CECAFA
Nile Basin tournament, Leopards finally succumbed where it mattered most when
it appeared certain the Kenyan side would easily walk away with the football
Sunday's premiership encounter between the two sides will
revoke the old rivalry in a match that is likely to go either way.
Gor lead the 16-team league log with 29 points from 13
games while Leopards lie 11th.
Elsewhere on Friday, Western Stima will host Kenya
Revenue Authority (KRA) in the only Premiership match of the day.
KRA are placed third on the log standing while their
rivals are a distant 10th position.
On Saturday, Thika United will host City Stars in another
crucial league encounter expected to go either way while Ulinzi Stars host
unpredictable Sony Sugar.
Other premiership league matches lined-up for Sunday pit
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) against Sofapaka while Muhoroni Youth host log
anchors Top Fry Nakuru.
- CAJ News
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