Football banter is what makes the beautiful game beautiful just as much as the football played on the pitch itself.
The banter often involves opposing teams taunting and teasing each other in the build up to the match and after.
The Kenyan Premier League scene has long had the banter culture on hold for some time but recent weeks has seen a rise in opposing teams taunting and teasing each other.
At the forefront of this has been the defending champions, Gor Mahia who brought gist to the Mashemeji derby played right before the just concluded international break.
In the build up to the promising encounter with AFC Leopards, the K’Ogalo social media team made humorous comments on the back of Leopards form, having not won a single match since the start of the season.
The admin humorously joked about mashemejis recent form in head-to-head encounters with the defending champions sharing images of a Leopard in distress with its head stuck in a pot and another image of a Leopard stuck in a well.
The Leopard being the emblem of AFC leopard was to signify the troubled waters the Thomas Trucha-led outfit find themselves in.
Since then, other KPL teams have joined in on the bandwagon mostly at the expense of AFC Leopards most notably Bandari FC.
In the build up to their match with Bandari, Leopards played in a friendly match with Zoo Kericho which they lost.
Bandari social media team was quick to hilariously point out the result and assure the den’s faithfuls that the result was a foreshadowing of the flogging they will receive at the hands of the coast based team.
K’Ogalo yet again was at the forefront ahead of their showdown with Tusker FC in the KPL’s most played fixture with the team’s Instagram admin posing a question to their fans on whether they could imagine consuming 98 bottles of the alcoholic beverage Tusker in reference to the amount of Goals that Gor has scored against the former champions.
With K’Ogalo poised to take on Tusker FC later today at the Kasarani stadium as Leopards take on Bandari, it remains to be seen the twists and turns the banter will take with 3 points on the line as well as bragging rights.