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SuperSport rolls out red carpet for derby final


GOR-VS-AFCNAIROBI, Kenya, November 14- Satellite television broadcasters, SuperSport, have rolled out the red carpet in live coverage of the GOtv Shield on Sunday featuring old enemies Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards.

The Mashemeji Derby final provides a fitting finale to the Kenyan football season as it’s the country’s biggest clubs bringing down the curtain on the season.

At stake is a gleaming new GOtv Shield trophy as well as a Sh2m cash prize.

Thanks to the new sponsors of the country’s oldest cup competition, GOtv, the runners-up will not walk away empty handed, pocketing Sh750,000.

In a release from the South Africa based firms, the broadcasters will not spare any expense to ensure the momentous occasion is presented in the grand manner it deserves to viewers who will not throng Nyayo National Stadium.

“As with all matches of this magnitude, SuperSport will roll out the red carpet.

“An hour and a half build-up from the state-of-the-art Nairobi studio which will see Chiko Lawi (host) sit around the table with former Gor and Leopards winger Dr. Dan Shikanda, former AFC Leopards coach Gilbert Selebwa and sports analyst Arnold Kanyang’onda.

“As has been all through the GOtv tournament, Swahili presenter Ali Hassan Kauleni will be pitch side conducting pre and post-match interviews in the country’s second national language,” the statement read.

“Top notch commentator Bernard Otieno and former national team coach Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee will provide English commentary while Ali Salim Mmanga and Japheth Kahindi will commentate in Swahili.

“The man-of-the match will walk away with a GOtv decoder,” it added.

“Before the curtain is brought down, it must first be raised. Doing so will be the legends from both sides in a match kicking off at 12pm CAT. The match will also be live on SuperSport,” the broadcaster concluded.