Belgian strategists prepare to face rivals Kogwalo in the final of the Domestic Cup at the Niau Stadium
AFC Cheetah coach Patrick Osim says he is excited to advance to the FKF Shield Cup final against rivals Gore Mahiya on Sunday.
The two Kenyan giants will compete for the final slot for continental football at the Nineveh Stadium and will receive Ksh2million in prize money from the sponsors of the title as well as the boasting rights Comes to win the domestic cup.
Gore Mahiya has been enjoying good run-rate against his rivals in recent years, and Ingo coach Patrick Osim has maintained that he is not afraid to face them, insisting he has had enough for the final. Has prepared
What has been said?
“We are not afraid of Gore Mahiya, we are in the final, we could have played any team other than Gore, but our goal is to win the final tomorrow. [Sunday] “It’s against Gore, but it could be against another team, but facing Gore isn’t really a problem,” he said. the aim.
“The most important thing is to think about yourself, play your game and see what happens at the end of the day.”
What did Gore’s Vaz Pinto say?
Commenting on his first derby, the Belgian coach said: “I think for a lot of people and especially the fans, it’s the biggest two clubs in Kenya so everyone is excited but you know Whether it’s a football game, 90 minutes, or 95th minute or even fines and then at the end of tomorrow [Sunday] There will be a winner.
“So we hope the winner will be the AFC Leopard because we are well prepared but unfortunately people will not be allowed to watch the derby and during this difficult time of Cove 19 I hope we make our fans happy. Will do. “
On his behalf, Gore Mahia coach Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto said the aim: “It’s not just a derby; it’s a cup final, even if it was against Congo United or Mara Sugar, it’s a final and that’s why we need to respect our opponents and play a final. Yes, and they are motivated to play in the finals.
“We’ve lost one in the last 17 games, and because of that there are two good teams facing each other in the final, it’s the AFC and Gore Mahia and I know they’ll respect each other but I know both teams will play to win the final and it will be a good game.
The last time the two giants met in a knockout final was in 2013, when the AFC Cheetah emerged victorious 1-0 at New Stadium.
It was former Gore Mahia midfielder Peter Apio who scored in the 53rd minute to return to defeat his old club, which became his last title.