Kamura, Rupia join Kimani to declare war on Gor


Kamura, Rupia join Kimani to declare war on Gor
AFC Leopards SC chairman Dan Shikanda watch action against Kakamega Homeboyz FC during their Kenyan Premier League match at Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega on September 01, 2019. Homeboyz FC won 1-0. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha/ Citizen

In Summary

  • AFC Leopards captain Robinson Kamura has described their clash against champions Gor Mahia as a must win for them.
  • The former Mathare United defender wants his teammates to use the eagerly awaited match to help rejig their title chase.
  • Leopards go into the match 11 points behind Gor, with 33 points remaining to play for after the weekend clash.

AFC Leopards captain Robinson Kamura has described their clash against champions Gor Mahia as a must win for them, underlining the importance of the fixture in their hard challenge for the title.

Kamura, who was deliberately benched by head coach Anthony Kimani in their Saturday 1-0 win over Chemelil Sugar as a precaution ahead of the derby, insists despite their current rank (sixth) on the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) table, their title hopes are still intact.

Thus, the former Mathare United defender wants his teammates to use the eagerly awaited match to help rejig their title chase.

“We have prepared well and we are going for the three points. Our fans have waited for long and we want to them happy. Gor is just like any other team in the league though we respect them a lot, as defending champions. We however want to assure them this time round it won’t be an easy match,” Kamura charged.

His teammate and Leopards leading scorer Elvis Rupia (nine goals) says his recent scoring form is a motivation going into the derby.

“That will definitely add some energy going into the Sunday match. We can change the awful results recently recorded against them (Gor) with the kind of preparation we are having. The secret is working hard and believing it is possible,” the former Wazito FC and Power Dynamo striker noted.

Kimani could not emphasise more the confidence at the den, further underlining besides the history, the quality of players in both teams makes the fixture more exciting.

“We have prepared well, my players are eager to face Gor. We both have good players and that means it will be a tough match. We are under no pressure but the league title race is still on,” the 2008 KPL winner and former Leopards captain offered.

Leopards go into the match 11 points behind Gor, with 33 points remaining to play for after the weekend clash.

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