Nyayo national stadium will be the venue for Mashemeji derby between AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia in the Kenya Premier League come Sunday.
This follows a communication from on Wednesday from Gor Mahia FC to KPL, the management of the Nyayo National Stadium have agreed to host the match and also deliberated over the security arrangements for the match.
We had earlier received communication from Nyayo that their facility will not be available as it will be closed to allow for its renovation in preparation for hosting matches during the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), we regret and apologise for the inconvenience this latest development has caused to all stakeholders who were making preparations based on the Nairobi Derby being played at Kasarani.
However we wish to reiterate that this is not a reason of our own making as we had made a reservation on Friday, 07 July 2017, to have the Derby played at Nyayo and this latest change of venue has been prompted by Kasarani’s hesitation to make their facility available for the match to be hosted there because the stadium is being prepared for the swearing-in ceremony of the President-elect. We thank the management of the Nyayo National Stadium for making their facility available albeit in very difficult circumstances.
There will be a pre-event meeting which will be held at the Nyayo National Stadium on Thursday, 24 August 2017 at 10:00 AM during which security arrangements for the Derby will be discussed.