With the different calibre of teams on display at the inaugural SportPesa Super Cup, there is no doubt we are in for a thrilling tournament. From the likes of 15-time league winning Gor Mahia to the Tanzanian football greats Yanga and Simba SC. Also worth mentioning is the determination and perseverance shown by Singida FC to recently make it into top flight football, the Vodacom Premier League.
Less than a day remains in the anxious wait for the commence of the Super Cup courtesy of SportPesa. The tournament comes soon after they just launched their betting platform in Tanzania.
Both players and coaches have been settling well in the capital, Dar Es Salaam ahead of the competition that will run from 5th – 11th of June. Day one will see two Quarter-finals played with the next two on the 6th of June.
AFC Leopards which is one of the most rich in terms of history of Kenyan football will grace us with the opening fixture. They will take on newly promoted Singida FC at the Uhuru Stadium on Monday. Soon after, a match thats held in very high regard will spotlight the tournament. SportPesa premier league champions Tusker FC will play Vodacom premier league winners Yanga SC in a quest to make it past the first phase on course to the $30,000 (3 million Kenya Shillings cash prize)
Another enticing fixture pitting Nakuru All Stars from Kenya against Simba SC from Tanzania will be the first piece of action from Day 2. Jang’ombe FC from Zanzibar will have a hard task as they will face 15-time Kenya premier league champions Gor Mahia later that day.
All teams will play with the insight of making history upon the culmination of the Super Cup. The winning team will get the chance to play against Everton FC in Dar Es Salaam in July, this will be the first time an English club will play a pre-season friendly on East African soil.