By Amini Nyaungo
Tanzania’s duo giant football teams, Simba SC and Young Africa will miss the golden chance of meeting with EPL’s club Everton FC in July after losing their chances in semifinal for the Jangwani Boys and quarter final for the Msimazi street boys.
But rather the chance goes to Kenya’s clubs, Gor Mahia or AFC Leopard who will meet in Dar es Salaam this weekend at the Sportpesa Super Cup final match.
Its ‘Derdy ya Mashemeji’ that's what fans call it when the two clubs meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Winner of the Sportpesa Super will be awarded 69m/- and a chance to play against Everton at National Stadium Dar es salaam.
Who is Gor Mahia?
Gor Mahia Football Club, is a football club based in Nairobi, Kenya. They have won the Kenyan Premier League a record 15 times, two more than their arch-rivals A.F.C. Leopards, and have also won the FKF President's Cup a record 10 times.
They are the only team from Kenya and the CECAFA region to win an African continental title to date, having won the African Cup Winners' Cup in 1987 after previously reaching the final in 1979.
The club was formally established in February 17, 1968 as a merger of Luo Union and Luo Sports Club (also known as Luo Stars) and won the national league at the first time of asking.
Some of its original leaders were politicians Tom Mboya and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga. However the club was founded much earlier, in the 1910s, and participated intermittently in local tournaments in Western Kenya. Various groups used this name at different times.
The club plays its home games at the Nairobi City Stadium. Alternatively they also play their home games at the Moi International Sports Centre and the Nyayo National Stadium.
It has been proposed that the club hosts some of its home matches at its alternate stadiums in its earlier days, the renovated Kisumu County Stadium and the Mombasa Municipal Stadium.
All Footballers' Confederation Leopards Sports Club, officially abbreviated as A.F.C. Leopards and also commonly known as Ingwe (Luhya for Leopards), is a Kenyan association football club based in Nairobi.
It currently competes in the Kenyan Premier League, the top tier of the Kenyan football league system, and was founded in 1964.
With 13 top-flight league titles to their name, AFC Leopards is Kenya's second most successful club behind Gor Mahia (15 titles), with whom they regularly contest the Nairobi derby.The team currently plays its home games at the Nyayo National Stadium.