Kayumba wants Leopards to rise to derby challenge


Kayumba wants Leopards to rise to derby challenge
AFC Leopards celebrate their victory against Sofapaka at the Narok Stadium on Sunday, October 27, 2019.PHOTO/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha/Citizen Digital

In Summary

  • AFC Leopards captain Soter Kayumba has warned arch-rivals Gor Mahia to expect a titanic battle when the two teams lock horns in the Mashemeji derby this Sunday at MISC Kasarani.
  • The Rwandese who will feature for only the second time in the derby since joining the den last season, is hopeful that the time is ripe to restore their lost pride in the tie.
  • The former Sofapaka FC centre back has confirmed that the team’s target this season is to lift the title and so there is no room for errors.

AFC Leopards captain Soter Kayumba has warned arch-rivals Gor Mahia to expect a titanic battle when the two teams lock horns in the Mashemeji derby this Sunday at MISC Kasarani.

The Rwandese who will feature for only the second time in the derby since joining the den last season, is hopeful that the time is ripe to restore their lost pride in the tie.

The former Sofapaka FC centre-back said the team’s target this season is to lift the title and so there is no room for errors.

“AFC today is a different unit and not compared to the team of the past two  or three years.

For now we are hungry of winning the league,”he underscored.

Kayumba has also asked the club fans to be hopeful this season and rally behind the team as they push for the first title since 1998.

“We are working hard in training to see to it that we win on Sunday but I want to call upon fans to back us fully by filling the stadium with a promise that the team won’t disappoint them,”he added.

The last time Ingwe beat Gor was in 2016 when Lamine Diallo scored a fantastic goal to send Leopards fans wild on the terrace with the game ending 1-0.

Leopards is banking on live-wire John-Mark Makwata to lead the strike force with Tresor Ndikumana expected to man the midfield.

Kayumba, Isaac Kipyegon and Clyde Senachi will have a tough task of ensuring that Gor Mahia’s danger men Francis Afriyie from Ghana, Gnamien Yikpei from Ivory Coast and Nicolas Kipkirui don’t have a shot on goal.

Leopards sit at position three on the log with 15 points same as Gor Mahia who are second, a point behind leaders Tusker.

 

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