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The Belgian tactician says his charges are`prepared for anything Gor Mahia will throw at them when the two rivals clash in Sunday's crunch derby at Nyayo Stadium

By Dennis Mabuka

AFC Leopards coach Luc Eymael says his squad is ready for whatever their rivals Gor Mahia will throw at them during Sunday’s crunch league derby.

The two teams go head to head in the first leg of the 2013 season at the Nyayo Stadium, with AFC coach Luc Eymael seeking his first competitive win in five outings at the club.

“This is an ordinary game for me but very big for the fans, emotions will run high and both teams will be up for it, but I have prepared my squad for any eventuality that might arise. We are ready for Gor,” Eymael told

“Gor Mahia are a good team with confident and talented players. The squad knows what to do when in a winning or losing position and that is very commendable, we will be seeking to counter that.”

Eymael confirmed that midfielder Patilla Omoto, who has been nursing a ankle injury, could be fit to start the match.

The optimism from the Belgian coach will come as a relief for the fans, as Gor has enjoyed a superior head to head performances against their rivals in the past two seasons, and especially since Croatian manager Zdravko Logarusic took over the reigns.

Gor Mahia beat AFC 2-1 in the second leg of the league last season and repeated the trick by a similar scoreline in the FKF Cup semi-final the same season.