Game Date: 12TH May 2013.
The long waited ‘mashemeji; derby is once more here with Kenyans. Kenya Premier League have confirmed that AFC Leopards, who are the hosts team, have decided to shift the match to Nyayo National Stadium and NOT Moi International Sports Center (Kasarani), in order to give more of the both teams fans an opportunity to watch the game, and equally maximizes on the clubs revenue collection.
It is an exciting derby which could not come at a better time; noting that AFC Leopards had already secured a deal with Zuku Pay Tv worth over 9 million shillings over the week. The Mashemeji derby therefore, will probably be the first Kenyan Premier League that Zuku Tv will air on the New Ingwe TV Site. On the other hand, those who may not make it to Nyayo stadium can still catch the live streaming on Super Sports; Channel number nine.
It is very interesting to note that AFC Leopards had their ban; (baring the club from using facilities belonging to Sports Stadia Management Board: Following damages caused by club fans during their opening fixture against Chemelil Sugar at Kasarani and against the same in a top eight match at Nyayo Stadium) lifted on Monday. They therefore have a green light to use the Nairobi West facility come Sunday.
‘All we wanted is AFC Leopards to pay for damages caused in the two stadia by their fans and they have agreed to compensate payable in installments. They have equally set up strategic plans on how to deal with their fans going forward and that means that they have met our demands’……SSMB Public Relations Officer (Rakki Asman).