Players To Watch On Sunday in The Mashemeji Derby

On Sunday, November 11, the biggest game in Kenyan Football takes center stage as Champions Gor Mahia hosts their eternal rivals AFC Leopards at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani. Both teams are locked on 15 points in the table and the winner will automatically go above the loser in the table.

It is a match that is full of passion and commitment from everyone involved. Below we look at the players to watch from both teams ahead of the clash.

John Makwatta

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The AFC hitman is this seasons leading scorer in the league with five goals to his name so far. What is impressive of the former Ulinzi Stars striker is the variety of his goals.

He scores with his head, both feet and in and out of the box. His movement is also top-notch and the Gor Mahia defense will have to keep a close eye on Makwatta if they are to get anything from the match.

Kenneth Muguna

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The Gor Mahia captain is leading by example this season and is the clubs highest scorer with 3 goals from six matches. Muguna usually turns up for the big matches and scored against AFC Leopards last season as Gor Mahia won 2-0 in the first leg.

His late runs into the box will definitely give AFC leopards something to think about as well as his ability to pick a final pass.

Benjamin Ochan

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The Ugandan International is probably the buy of the Kenya Premier League summer transfer window. The goalkeeper has kept 3 clean sheets so far which is the best in the division and his three goals conceded is the least in the league.

Ochan is also dominant in the air and will be more than up to the task against Gor Mahias attacking threat.

Lawrence Juma

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A no-nonsense midfielder who grows with each passing game. Lawrence Juma will be tasked with dictating the tempo of the match, a job he has so far thrived at for Steven Pollack’s side.

Should Juma have a good game, it will most likely end in victory for the Champions.

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