The Great “Omera” Derby? Dissecting The New Soccer Rivarly that Kenyans Can’t Wait to Watch

Kisumu All Stars Fans Celebrate After Their Team Thrashed Thika United 7-1/Photo Courtsey

Kenyan football is getting to another level. This is no doubt as significant changes are seen each and every time in the League.

The promotion of Wazito FC and Kisumu All Stars to the Kenya Premier League has sparked interesting conversation and fans cannot just wait to see how things will roll out in the Premier League next season.

Both teams thrashed their opponents 7-1 in their last matches of the National Super League, successfully securing a slot in Kenya’s elite league.

At the sight of that, fans have made their own speculations on the tough times the current KPL teams will face when they will battle these two new and aggressive clubs.

Most notably, they singled out KPL giants Gor Mahia and Kisumu All Stars.

Apparently, since turbulence got its way into AFC Leopards, Kenyan football fans miss watching an actual derby match.

Gor Mahia versus AFC Leopards match dubbed as ‘mashemeji derby’ was a thrilling moment in the KPL that was mostly characterized by a huge number of fans showing up on the field, Chaos, and crazy occurrences happening at the field. Put differently, it put things to a standstill.

But fans miss those days as the latest mashemeji derby has seen nothing but one team dominating the matches, losing the initial taste of the derby!

However, it seems fans are expecting another sensational derby come next season; Gor Mahia vs Kisumu All Stars.

Interestingly, they have even given the derby several names, meaning it will be a wonderful moment that fans cannot wait to experience since it will involve two different teams from the same region and with the same support base.

Look at how incredible Kisumu All Stars fans are;

But remember that K’Ogalo fans are no less than that;

Could this new loading derby be a perfect replacement for the mashemeji derby?