Gor Mahia to face Stima this weekend at Kasarani Stadium


Kenya Premier League perennial champions Gor Mahia will face Western Stima at Kasarani stadium after the club paid Sh100,000 to secure the venue.

In addition to paying the money to Sports Kenya, the club will have to tame their supporters and ensure utmost discipline from their fans not to vandalise the stadia.

The Kenyan Premier League champions have also been tasked to provide adequate security before, during and after the match to minimise rampage that has bedevilled the venue in the past.

In the weekend clash, seventh placed Western Stima, will be keen to register their first win in seven matches having drawn 1-1 with Gor Mahia in the 1st leg.

Stima will miss the services of their talisman Villa Oromchan, but they hope their 17-Year-Form Four student at Kisumu boys Benson Omala will provide the goals for the side having netted seven times this season.

K’ogalo will head into the match with a leaking defence having narrowly won 3-2 against a stubborn Zoo Kericho last weekend.

The unavailability of Kenyan International Joash Onyango in their defence line was evident as the champions struggled to keep Zoo Kericho at bay.

Onyango will miss the Western Stima clash this weekend as he is still serving his two match ban after he was shown a red card against the same side in the first leg earlier this month.

The clash against Western Stima comes a week before the champions face their arch rivals AFC Leopards in a Mashemeji Derby.

In the first leg, K’ogalo welcomed Ingwe at Kasarani where the visitors were thrashed 4-1 in a match that ended in rampage.

The leopards were later banned from Kasarani and fined Sh2million after their fans destroyed stadia seats.

That was the last time as well for Gor Mahia to play at Kasarani with prior bookings by Mathare United and Kariobangi Sharks for their home matches locking out the 18 times Kenya Premier League Champions.

With majority of its matches televised, K’ogalo were forced to look for other venues because the management of  Kasarani doesn’t allow double headers for televised matches in a bid to maintain its playing surface.

With Leopards at home in the Mashemeji Derby, it is still unsure if the fixture will be held at Kasarani with Ingwe having the prerogative of taking the match to Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega where they play their home matches.


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