Watch – AFC Leopards fans arrive in colourful buses ahead of Bandari clash

Watch – AFC Leopards fans arrive in colourful buses ahead of Bandari clash
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All roads lead to Mbaraki Sports Club in Mombasa, as Bandari host AFC Leopards in a Kenya Premier League battle on Sunday.

Kick-off is set at 3:00 PM local time, October 22.

Ahead of the clash of the arch-rivals, fans of AFC Leopards have made their way into Mombasa with hopes of seeing their side take all bragging rights after 90 minutes.

However, the battle for three points will be on the pitch as the two teams have not won a game in a while.

Bandari lost 2-0 to Bidco FC last time out with goals from Musa and Wainaina Thomas scoring in the first half of that game.

Meanwhile, AFC Leopards also lost by the same scoreline to Gor Mahia at home courtesy of a goal from each half from Benson Omala.

With two wins, one draw and three defeats for Bandari so far this season, they will hope to increase their point tally over the Leopards who have drawn four games and lost two. 

Which of these teams will emerge victorious in this clash or will there be another draw?

AFC Leopards fans arrive in colourful buses

As seen everywhere in the world, fans travel across game venues to support their teams. Most especially during derbies or matches against rivals, the desire to retain prestige and bragging rights is always there.

The same can be said of AFC Leopard fans who have made their way into Mombasa ahead of their side's clash with arch-rivals Bandari. 

In a convoy of three colourful buses, the fans were seen in ecstatic mood as their side prepared for another battle with the dockers.

They do have every reason to be excited as their side has not lost in Mombasa since 2021, and they were recently winners in their last meeting here back in January. 

Three things to note as Bandari and AFC Leopards clash

When two rivals meet, form might not be sufficient to predict who will come out on tops, but here are three things to know ahead of the game on Sunday. 

Winless AFC Leopards, derby masters

AFC Leopards are without a win in the Kenya Premier League this season. They have drawn four of their opening six games of the season.

Despite a league haul of 12, the Leopards last won the league in the late 1990s and have made a poor start to this season. 

However, they have not lost to Bandari FC since 2021 with three wins and one draw to show for their dominance in recent times.

Colourful derby

It is expected that everywhere will be colourful before the game and after it has been played.

It is not surprising that AFC Leopards have made their presence known hours before the game. 

Never short of goals 

Since 2019, only one of the games involving Bandari and AFC Leopards has finished with less than two goals.

Bandari vs AFC Leopards probable lineups

Here are our probable lineups for this Kenya Premier League clash:

Bandari

Goalkeeper: J. Ochuka

Defender: E. Satulo, M. Siraj, A.Juma, A. Amai

Midfielder: S. Amubwombe, F. Origa, S.Nahimana, A. Hassan

Strikers: J. Kinyanjui, J. Waithira

AFC Leopards

Goalkeeper: Levis Opiyo

Defenders: Randy Bakari, Mahiga Vincent, Odhiambo Kaycie, Munene Washington

Midfielders: Kweyu Bonface, Nyakeya Cliff, Lukwumwa Moses

Forwards: Yakhama Brian, Kimani Kevin, Owitti Jaffary

Bandari vs AFC Leopards confirmed lineups

*Lineups will be automatically updated shortly after they're released

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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