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Rivals AFC Leopards’ will face Mathare United with a potential ‘Mashemeji Derby’ in the offing should both Ingwe and Gor Mahia win their matches
A potential ‘Mashemeji derby’ is in the offing after Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards’ pooled Sofapaka FC and Mathare United respectively in the semi-finals of Kenya Charity Cup.
AFC Leopards’, who on Tuesday had threatened to pull out of the tournament, topped in the votes afer garnering 11875. Mathare United came second on 11348 votes, Gor Mahia third on 9804 while Sofapaka finished fourth on 3636 votes.
A reliable source had informed Goal on Tuesday that the Gotv Shield Cup champions had withdrawn from the competition so as ‘to concentrate on the coming season that includes taking part in Caf Confederation Cup.’
Sofapaka are the defending champions having won the inaugural edition held in 2013 at Kasarani. The four teams will compete on February 2 at Nyayo Stadium in a day long festival.
The opening match will pit AFC Leopards’ against Mathare United at 0900hrs before Gor Mahia take on Sofapaka in a repeat of the 2013 edition at 1130hrs. Winning team will carry home Sh1 million, runners-up rake in Sh600, 000 while the third and fourth teams will each pocket Sh300, 000.
Kiongera still on Gor Mahia’s radar
Gor Mahia are still trying to sign striker Mungai Kiongera who reportedly left the Gor Mahia camp to return to his old club KCB.
“We are still talking with KCB. We are negotiating so that we can reach an amicable solution that is agreeable to all parties. He (Kiongera) is a good player with quality whom we would want to add onto our squad” said club chairman Ambrose Rachier to micheoafrika.com