I also know that I did not make many friends from the blue species last week, but heck, that is life.
At the end of the day, those are the perils of writing a blog.. You need to be ready to be abused and try not respond.
That is also a lesson I have learnt over the years supporting football teams.. S.O.S... never batter when you are not ready to get battered in return.
The joy of football.
Anyway, the result over the weekend where karma prevailed (hehehehe) has given us an interesting spectacle on our hands.
The biggest clubs in Kenya, East Africa, Central Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and the whole of Africa will meet to decide who has the bragging rights over the biggest football match ever witnessed.
Forget that teams like Zamalek, Al Ahly: Orlando Pirates and Kaiser Chiefs: Yanga and Simba started hating each other before our grandfathers existed.
That aside, for once, the derby will actually be about football and not un-football- like things. We will actually be talking stuff do do with tactics, formations, winning strategies, points tallies and winning bids.
Not the usual stories of ancestry and linear blood lines and past glories that we are used to.
Can afford a draw
Most importantly, for whoever wins, they will have the confidence that is needed to lead the way towards a first league title for both clubs in a long long time (Very long long time).
As for predictions, with humility, it is two way.
To have any chance of landing the title, Gor have to win because they still have to face off with Tusker FC who are (shock and horror) the current league leaders.
Leopards on the other hand can afford a draw, knowing that they can sit back and wait for the Tusker-Gor result.
So what to expect on Saturday?
It could turn out to be one of those games that you wish you did not waste your time for, where both sides go out and defend like the world is about to end (Likely) or it could be a brilliant end to end match (Highly unlikely).
Or it could be decided by one goal (Likely), a cracker of an effort (Rama Salim, Sserunkuma, Baraza) (Likely) or a horrendous mistake (Matasi, Tiema), (Very likely).
Maybe current form will tell (???)
As a betting man, I will not expect too much from the biggest derby in Africa played by the biggest teams that ever existed in Kenya, East Africa, Central Africa, Sub- Saharan Africa and the whole African continent.