Newly appointed Gor Mahia Captain, Harun Shakava is up to the task of leading the team to a record 17-Kenyan Premier League title this season.
Shakava was handed the armband by Coach Dylan Kerr following the sudden departure of former captain, Musa Mohammed who ditched Gor Mahia for a professional stint in Albania.
The former Kakamega Homeboyz defender, will, however, lead K'Ogalo out of the tunnel for the first time in a ‘Mashemeji Derby’ when the reigning champions take on GOtv Shield winners in the Super Cup with high hopes of lifting his maiden title as the captain.
“We have prepared very well for this particular game, just like we do for any game we play. The approach is the same and we are optimistic we will emerge the winner,” Shakava, was quoted by KPL website.
“It is a huge responsibility for me to lead such a huge club but I am up to the task. Gor Mahia has developed me into the player I am today and I promise to serve them well as the team captain. I also thank the coach for the responsibility, it shows he trusts me.”
The two traditional rivals will clash in the KPL curtain raiser at Afraha Stadium on Sunday even as they prepare for the continental assignments from February.
Gor Mahia will represent the county in the Caf Champions League with AFC Leopards taking part in the Caf Confederation Cup.