The mashemeji derby between Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards match will be officiated by foreign referees according to Football Kenya Federation (FKF).
The federation has plans to hire foreign referees for contentious matches in the Premier League including the derby involving Gor Mahia and AFC.
According to federation President Nick Mwendwa the move will help end contentious issues which arise from such matches involving the giants of Kenyan football.
Mwendwa further said they will also hire foreign referees to officiate in league matches especially when two or three teams are fighting for the title with few matches remaining to the end of the season
What we are saying, we have matches in the Premier League which are contentious and officiating of such matches always raises a lot of debate and sometime it tends to spoil the game,” said Mwendwa.
Last season, Gor Mahia won both encounters, beating Ingwe 4-1 in the first round match before edging them out by a solitary goal en-route to winning their fourth straight league title.
AFC Leopards are yet to beat Gor Mahia in their last seven matches with the best result against their rivals coming in the 1-1 draw of the 2017-18 season with Gor Mahia winning the second round fixture 1-0