Perennial rivals Addis Ababa FC and Mariakani Stars will renew
their football rivalry this Sunday in the top of the bill clash
at Mariakani secondary school play ground as the second leg of
the FKF South Coast Branch league kicks off this weekend across
various designated venues.
The match promises
lots of fireworks as the two clubs command largest following in
Mariakani and a meeting between the two arch rivals becomes the
talk of the town and would be discussed in days to come.
Mariakani Stars are
placed second position on the nine team Pool A log, with 15
points from 8 matches, four points behind pace setters Shimo
Prison and six points ahead of sixth placed Addis Ababa.
Addis Ababa however
has a game that is yet to be decided against Mishooroni United
that was abandoned in the dying minutes while they were leading
Addis Ababa will be
seeking to avenge the 3-1 defeat inflicted by Mariakani Stars
during the first leg match staged at the same venue.
Mariakani Stars have
won all the matches in the previous five encounters between the
two teams and start as pre match favourites.
current form is devastating having beaten Mishomoroni United 1-4
away at Feeretown, won 3-0 over Kisauni Youth at Mariakani
secondary home turf before 2-3 away victory over Hippo Rangers
from Kaloleni at Mwanjama primary.
With Shimo Prison FC
out of action this weekend Mariakani Stars will be aiming at
victory to reduce the gap with Shimo Prison at the podium of the
Addis Ababa on the
other hand hope to end the three match winless streak having
been humiliated by Kitivo 2-0 away at Kitivo primary, Shimo
Prison 1-3 at Mariakani sendary home, and Kishada 0-1 away at
Head to Head 2018-
Mariakani 3-1 Addis Ababa; 2017- Addis Ababa 2-5 Mariakani Stars
– Marakani Stars 1-0 Addis Ababa; 2016- Addis Ababa 0-4
Mariakani Stars -Mariakani Stars 1-0 Addis Ababa.