Logarusic wary of a wounded AFC Leopards

K'Ogalo coach Zdravko Logarusic admits he is concerned about facing rivals Ingwe at this time when they are struggling to post positive results on the pitch

By Otieno Otieno

Gor Mahia coach Zradvko Logarusic has admitted he is concerned about facing arch-rivals AFC Leopards at this time when they are struggling to post results on the pitch.

Logarusic pointed out the fact that their opponents are at a position where they have nothing to lose and beating Gor will be a big motivation and likely to erase all their past disappointments.

“The teams which scare me are not the ones that are doing well but those that are down because the only way they can go is up is by winning their next fixture,” the Croat told Goal.com.

“Beating us will be a great motivation for Leopards. Right now they have nothing to lose and are very dangerous.  It is a special game for them because a win will erase all their bad times.  It is a result that will pull them up from their troubled position.”

Logarusic also refused to predict how the tie will go only pointing out that it is a tough game for both sides and at the end of it some will be left crying and others celebrating.

“We start preparing for our game against Leopards today (Tuesday). It is a special game for the fans and I cannot say who will win or lose. All I can say is that some fans will be happy, others will be sad.”

The two local giants will square it out on Sunday in a local league derby at Nyayo Stadium after Kenya Premier League (KPL) confirmed change of venue from Kasarani.

No other venue has the capacity to host the huge crowd expected for the match apart from Nyayo or Kasarani. The last time the two played at the venue (Nyayo) was during the FKF Cup semi-finals in 2011, a match that turned chaotic with a section of AFC Leopards fans causing the abandonment.