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Francis Kahata and Gor Mahia players who may feature in last Mashemeji Derby

8:28 PM SGT 18/5/19
Gor Mahia players with KPL trophy.
The two Kenyan giants will face off in a local derby with the away team needing a win to increase their chances of retaining the crown

Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards are set to face each other in a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) derby on Sunday.

This is arguably the biggest game this season considering the fact that K’Ogalo might be crowned champions for a third successive season if they win.

The Hassan Oktay led side is on top of the table with 66 points and a number of their key players might be playing their last Mashemeji Derby.

Goal samples the players who might be participating in their last derby on Sunday.

  • Francis Kahata of Gor Mahia v Maurice Wandera of Chemelil Sugar.

    Francis Kahata

    The midfielder has been outstanding for the 17-time Kenyan champions but if reports are anything to go by, his days at the club are numbered. His exploits in the continental assignment last season caught the eye of some top clubs, notably Algeria's USM Alger. The former Thika United player has refused to extend his stay and will be a free agent at the end of the season.

  • Harun Shakava of Gor Mahia v John Avire of Sofapaka.

    Harun Shakava

    Came to Gor Mahia as a boy but has grown to be a dependable leader and mature on and off the pitch. He has served the club well and helped them to claim back-to-back league titles. Having exploited the domestic footballing scene, reports indicate that he is eyeing a move to Zambia, and who knows, it might come as early as next month.

  • Philemon Otieno of Gor Mahia v RS Berkane.

    Philemon Otieno

    He blossomed last season after Karim Nizigiyimana’s injury. Otieno was tried at right-back and he passed the test with flying colours. He made the position his own and even won a cap with the national team. Many remember his outstanding performance against Ghana in Harambee Stars' 1-0 win. However, just like his captain and Kahata, Otieno wants to explore what the outside world can offer and he is eyeing a move to South Africa.

  • Jacques Tuyisenge of Gor Mahia celebrates v Hussein Dey.

    Jacques Tuyisenge

    The Rwandan captain has been the top marksman for K’Ogalo this season. He has been leading the team after the exit of Meddie Kagere, who signed for Tanzanian giants Simba SC. Goal understands that negotiations to extend his stay with the Kenyan champions have hit a snag owing to his wage demands. His agent is working day and night to secure him a move to a better-paying team by the end of the season.