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Why Mike Sonko is a watermelon

By Paul Baraza | May 7th 2017

Nairobi Senator has admitted that he is a watermelon when it comes to soccer especially when it comes to supporting the biggest football clubs in Kenya.

“Kwa soccer mimi ni watermelon I have been supporting both GOR & AFC for several times & I will continue doing that,” said Sonko.

Sonko has offered to give Sh1000 and Sh 500 for the first 100 correct predictions on who will win.Sonko is doing this as Kenya’s biggest club football match kicks off at 3 pm Nyayo National Stadium.

AFC Leopards head coach Stewart Hall presented his finest 18-man squad to play in an eagerly-anticipated SportPesa Premier League contest, “Mashemeji derby” that kicked off at 3 pm

AFC Leopards: Ian Otieno, Joshua Mawira, Robinson Kamura, Samuel Ndung'u, Abdalla Salim, Duncan Otieno, Bernard Mang’oli, Allan Kateregga, Whyvonne Isuza, Paul Kiongera and Gilbert Fiamenyo.

Subs: Gabriel Andika, Marcus Abwao, Yakubu Ramadhan, Mike Kibwage, Andrew Tololwa, Haron Nyakha and Marcellus Ingotsi.

Thousands of supporters have accessed the stadium to witness the contest. It will be the 83rd edition of the local derby and the first one for AFC Leopards head coach Stewart Hall.

 The two teams are meeting for the first time this season, with no clear favourite considering both sides are in great shape.

Stewart Hall IS optimistic that team will manage to collect maximum points because they are in good form. According to him the team has been doing relatively well and the players are up to it and they have assured him that they will do their best.

AFC Leopard is currently placed fourth on the log with 14 points after managing four wins, two draws, and two losses. Gor Mahia, on the other hand, is second on the table with 16 points behind Posta Rangers who are number one with 21 points from nine games.

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