Former international goalkeeper Mike Kisaghi has tipped AFC Leopards to overcome rivals Gor Mahia in the Kenya league derby on Saturday.
Kisaghi, who featured in two derbies during his playing time at Gor Mahia in-1995 and 1996-believes Leopards are the worst team to face when they are going through a lean spell.
“When we played them in 1995, Leopards were a wounded side but they managed to force a barren draw. It was the same case in 1996. Gor Mahia was riding high in the league but they (AFC) once again managed a stalemate,” Kisaghi told Goal.com Kenya.
“No one is the favorite when it comes to a derby. Leopards are currently wounded and very dangerous so Gor should not underrate them,” said Kisaghi, who also played for Barclays Bank, Shamako Babes, Maziwa FC and Sony Sugar in top flight league before hanging his gloves.
AFC Leopards have been on a downward trend in recent weeks going three matches without registering victory while their opponents Gor have gone thirteen matches unbeaten in the league and 18 in all competitions.
Another Gor legend and Kenyan all time great Peter Dawo believes the contest will be won in the front line.
Dawo says both sides have good strikers who can win the match. “Both sides have good strikers. Leopards have Were (Paul) and Barasa (Mike) while Gor have Rama Salim and Dan Sserenkuma to count on. If I were the coaches, I would not take chances but go for the best partnership that would give an outright win.’’