Six years and counting is such a long to have not beaten your archrival, despite squaring off at least twice a year.
This is what clouds AFC Leopards as the 91st Mashemeji Derby slated for Sunday first approaches despite the organizers having yet settled on the venue.
Recent editions of the Mashemeji Derby have had Gor Mahia as a clear favourite, both on paper and on the field with their opponents struggling to make the tie live to its name.
AFC Leopards last picked a win over Gor Mahia in March 2016 and this has given head coach Patrick Aussems something to think about as he pays K’Ogalo not so friendly a visit.
However according to the Belgian tactician is ready to mastermind a serious beating of Gor Mahia and has tooted for his players to get the job done.
“There is always the time to win a game and so Gor Mahia or any other team I don’t care. My opponents are there and I know it’s a special game for a lot of people although we still don’t know the stadium that the game will be played at,” Aussems is quoted by Citizen Digital.
Key to their ambitions of ending their barren spell against K’Ogalo, Aussems says, is fan support which he hopes will not be short in supply.
“I hope the stadium will be full and I think this is the right moment to have a football game between the two biggest teams in Kenya,” he added.
Going into the match, Gor Mahia are better placed on the log, currbely occupying fifth spot with 46 points as Ingwe come in 10th with 38 points after 27 matches.