AFC Leopards confirms new date and venue for Mashemeji Derby

Posted on :

The much-awaited Mashemeji Derby between Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards was initially scheduled for 20 April. However, there was confusion among football fans in the country as the venue for the match was also changed from the Machakos Stadium. Initially, the game was supposed to be played at the Nyayo National Stadium or the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on 20 April. However, AFC Leopards confirmed that the derby day has been rescheduled from Saturday, April 20 to Sunday, April 21 and has been returned to Nyayo Stadium.

AFC Leopards announced on their website, “The Derby has been rescheduled from April 20 to April 21 at Nyayo National Stadium.” There were concerns raised by fans over hosting the match in Machakos due to the stadium capacity of 8,000 not being ideal for the clash due to security reasons. Ken Owino, who scored an important goal for Ingwe against his former club Posta Rangers, highlighted that Tomas Trucha’s side is seeking to capitalize on the weekend win to torment Gor. He expressed assurance to fans that they will get value for the money and should turn out in numbers to offer their support in the Mashemeji Derby.

Preparations for the derby started immediately after the Posta Rangers game, and there was an urge for all fans to come and rally behind the team. Johnathan McKinstry’s side will be using the derby to solidify their title ambitions, while Ingwe will be seeking to make a mark and secure a top-six finish. Currently, Gor sits at the summit on 54 points, while Ingwe are 8th with 38 points.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *