War of words erupted on the internet today ahead of Kenya Premier league (KPL) match between FKF Shield Cup champions Kariobangi Sharks and leaders Mathare United on Wednesday afternoon at Moi Sports Centre, Kasarani.
Kariobangi, fresh from winning the third edition of Sportpesa Super Cup title in Tanzania after edging out Bandari fc will host Mathare, the KPL leaders and the only unbeaten team in the 2018/2019 season.
Mathare were the first to set the salvo, setting the temper for Kariobangi Sharks to reply with harsh words.
Mathare wrote on their facebook page…. Hello Kariobangi Sharks fc
Polite Reminder…You might have triumphed in the region but back home in the ghetto, there is only one King- The Mighty Mathare United fc #theslumderby. Will confirm this tomorrow.
But that did not go down well with Sharks who replied
Good morning Mathare United fc! Did ypu just call yourself Mighty? 3 wins in the league and you are all-over-a sudden mighty? We are here with three major trophies na Hatusumbui watu. Win something guys…win yourselves something just before you start misusing English words.
In other matches, defending champions Gor Mahia who lost 1-0 to Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) in tense match in Machakos on Sunday, will tackle Sony in Machakos.
After exceeding Sportpesa Super Cup in Tanzania that was won by Kariobangi Sharks, Gor Mahia will have three days to play Egyptian giants Zamalek in the opening game of the Caf Confederation Cup group “D” at Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Sunday.
Sony has had two wins against Gor’s 14 in 22 previous meetings, come into this fixture after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Posta Rangers over the weekend.
Leopards in 11th position will visit Zoo Kericho at Kericho Green stadium while Kakamega Homeboyz who sacked their coach today for alleged match fixing will entertain Bandari.
FIXTURES (All matches kickoff at 3pm unless stated)
Zoo Kericho v AFC Leopards (Kericho Green stadium)
Kakamega Homeboyz v Bandari (Bukhungu stadium)
Kariobangi Sharks v Mathare United (MISC Kasarani)
Gor Mahia v Sony Sugar (Kenyatta stadium, Machakos, 4pm)