Mashemeji derby has been postponed to allow K’Ogalo to prepare for his Caf Champions League game next week
According to the new list of luminaires obtained by Goal, the Mashemeji derby, which was to be played on January 3 at Nyayo Stadium, has been postponed but no new date has been given for the shock.
A source within the FKF confirmed having Goal the reason to postpone the long-awaited clash between the two local giants.
“We were forced to cancel the match to allow Gor Mahia to prepare for their return clash from Caf Champions League against CR Belouizdad on January 6, ”said the source, who did not want to be named Goal.
The Kenyan champions will face a tall order to qualify for the group stage of the competition as they suffered a humiliating 6-0 defeat to the North African side in the first game on December 26 at the Stade du 5 Juillet 1962.
The goals of Amir Sayoud, author of a hat-trick, Hamza Bellahouel, Larbi Tabti and Maecky Ngombo were enough to put Belouizdad on the right track to qualify for the next stage.
Meanwhile, after taking a break on December 24 for the Christmas and New Year holidays, the top flight will resume on January 2, with six games lined up across the country.
Kakamega Homeboyz, who unveiled Mozzabert as the new shirt sponsor on Tuesday – will start the match round with a home game against Nzoia sugar at the Bukhungu stadium, while being undefeated Kariobangi sharks will run into Ulinzi stars at Kasarani stadium.
On January 3, Wazito FC will face the Nairobi City Stars at Utalii pitch, Tusker tackle Sofapaka in Kasarani, Vihiga United entertain Bidco United at Mumias Complex Stadium while Bandari go take Western Stima in the Mbaraki field.
Homeboyz chairman Cleophas Shimanyula spoke on Tuesday as to why his team had a rather poor start to the campaign.
“We got off to a bad start as eight of our players were diagnosed with Covid-19 and five of them were first team players,” Shimanyula said. Goal.
“We had some difficulties because we had to use our junior players.”