As the curtains fall on Sunday 11/06/2017 in the inaugural SportPesa Super Cup in Dar es Salaam, it shall be a final like no other, with the two teams playing a derby away from home in Nairobi meet.
This is the first tournament that has at least brought teams from east Africa together since the last Cecafa club championship 2015 in Dar es Salaam where Tanzania’s Azam FC won one nil against Gor Mahia in the finals.
With Gor Mahia in the finals and many Ingwe fans belittling them for having used an easier route to reach the finals, beating teams considered as easy in the tourney Jang’ombe Boys FC and Nakuru AllStars FC by a 2-0 scoreline on their way to the finals, where their brilliance will be at test when they meet AFC Leopards in the finals, a team that reached the finals albeit through penalties.
AFC are on the edge of lifting the SportPesa Super Cup as they have a host of their first team players with the only problem being their forwards who have not as sharp as they should be, while Gor Mahia on the other side are missing a majority of their first team players away on international duty.
Karim Nzigimana, Jaques Tuiyisenge, Boniface Oluoch are just but a few amongst the host of talent helped slay AFC Leopards in Nairobi barely a month ago but shall be missing when they play AFC Leopards in the finals.
AFC Leopards goalkeeper Ian Otieno who was criticised of poor performance when the team was betean three nill by a slithering K’ogallo, shall be on a revenge mission looking to redeem himself as the no. 1 custodian of the ingwe goalpost.
Gor Mahia on the other hand shall be counting on their lead striker Meddie Kagere who is also the tournaments top scorer to complete the icing on the cake when the two sides meet.