Courtesy of michezoafrika.com
The much awaiting derby between AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia will be played on Saturday 22nd September and not Sunday 23rd September as earlier planned. The venue will still be the 60,000 seater Kasarani Stadium.
Sources have said that the dates were changed because of the Safaricom Sevens Finals which will also be played on the same day (Sunday) and televised live on Supersport.
According to the Source, FKF wrote a letter to KPL asking them to change the date mostly because of security reasons.
According to FKF, Security forces would be overstretched with the two events taking place at the same time. It might also be also to the fact that Supersport would have wanted maximum viewership for both events and hence the need to shift the derby to Saturday so that they can also get good viewership for the Finals of the Sevens on Sunday.
Another factor was be the crowd factor. Having the Sevens Finals on the same day as the derby would put most fans at crossroads as to which event to attend.
The match is anticipated to draw the largest crowd in the recent Kenyan Premier League history.