Kenyan Lower League Club with More Fans Than Gor, Leopards Combined

Kenyan Premier League bigwigs Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards have been pulling the highest number of fans during matches since their inception, but this narrative could soon change.

This is after photos of a mammoth of fans cheering up their beloved little team by hillside emerged on social media on Saturday.

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It was beautiful to see excited fans thronging into an unkempt pitch to watch their favourite league match, but it was strange to see such a huge number of football lovers cheering up an ‘unknown’ club.

This magical moment, highlighted by the hundreds of fans, happened deep inside Homabay County-home to Sindo United FC-a club taking part in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF)’s Division Two league.

Unlike Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards whose fans enjoy the luxury of national stadiums (forget about their conditions since that’s a story for another day), Sindo United FC doesn’t play in a stadium. It’s players simply compete on dusty pitches or near hilly environments with no gates or any little form of security assurance.

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But fans, in their large numbers, still fill the open spaces. The club pulls numbers that can comfortably challenge those of Gor Mahia or AFC Leopards. Or rather those of the two clubs combined.

This kind of huge fanbase is witnessed barely a day before Gor Mahia play host to AFC Leopards in their 88th league Mashemeji derby set for Sunday, November 10 at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Sindo United football club was established in February 2019 and is currently doing well in the federation’s Nyanza Central Zone.

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