It’s definitely a match to watch as Mathare United and AFC
Leopards revive their rivalry in the eagerly awaited Kenyan Premier League tie, on Sunday 19 February
at Nyayo National Stadium, starting 1600hrs, just after Sofapaka-KCB encounter.
Their rivalry dates back to 2000, when the Slum Boys slammed Ingwe 2-1 to lift the Moi Golden Cup before Leopards revenged the
following year, stunning them 2-0 in the finals to clinch the same Cup.
Though Mathare struggled to escape relegation last season,
they really gave AFC a run for their money, winning one of their two meetings; Mathare-AFC
But having registered unpleasant results in their 2012 KPL
season-openers, with Mathare charges faltering 3-1 to SoNy Sugar as Chemelil
Sugar held fancied AFC to a barren draw; both teams are craving for victory.
AFC is under pressure from their fans to deliver but with the
International Transfer Certificate (ITC) reprieve for Allan Wanga, they’re confident
of the three points.
On the other hand, Jamal Malo
Malo Mohammed, who also missed the first encounter due to ITC issues, is
expected to boost Mathare after the exit of playmaker Kevin Kimani.