Gor Mahia wants Raila to postpone Sunday rally for Mashemeji Derby
Gor Mahia has written to Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition leader Raila Odinga requesting him to move Sunday’s planned protests to allow support from both clubs to enjoy Mashemeji Derby.
Club Secretary General Samuel Ochola appealed to the club patron saying, “We the Kogalo fraternity are aware that you have planned a consultative meeting with Wananchi Cum Demo on Sunday, January 29, 2023.”
He added, “As our dear Patron, we wish to remind you of our Masherneji Derby Clash with AFC Leopards at 3 p.m. – Nyayo Stadium; the same clay where you will be holding a consultative meeting cum demo.”
Ochola asked Odinga to consider rescheduling the protests to allow fans to make it in time for the derby.
“We also appeal to you to consider either rescheduling the demo or having it and in good time to enable the supporters of both Clubs to make their way to the stadium in time for the derby,” he said.
Ochola twenty on to invite Odinga for the derby slotted for Sunday 3pm at Nyayo Stadium.
The derby will renew old rivalries and it comes at a time when both teams have turned a corner and are picking up foam.
Gor Mahia are sitting fifth on the FKF Premier League table with 20 points from nine games three less than league leaders Tusker FC.
AFC Leopards on the other hand have garnered 17 points from 11 games leaving them seventh behind Kakamega Homeboyz and Ulinzi Stars. They, however, have picked up nine points from the last five fixtures.
During a rally earlier this week at Kamukunji grounds, Odinga told his supporters that there will be another mega rally at the Jacaranda Grounds.
In a meeting that was dominated by voices of revolt against Ruto’s government, the Azimio la Umoja chief was categorical that he did not recognise it as a legitimate regime.
“We as Azimio reject the 2022 election results. We cannot and will not recognise the Kenya Kwanza regime and consider the Kenya Kwanza government illegitimate. We don’t recognise William Ruto as the President of Kenya,” Raila said.