The Kenyan Premier League match pitting Western Stima against table toppers AFC Leopards will now be played at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru town on Saturday.
This is according to the latest communiqué from the KPL through its official facebook page.
The match was initially scheduled for Bukhungu Stadium situated at the Western town of Kakamega but AFC Leopards who are the visiting team, officially protested to KPL against what they claimed is ‘the uneven playing surface at the facility’ and suggested the contest be moved to the nearby Mumias Sports Complex.
However, Western Stima, who retains the rights to host the match, protested against the duel being staged at the later venue forcing KPL to push the match to Afraha Stadium.
The latest move will throw AFC preparations into disarray as Jan Koops and his charges had already flown to Western Kenya on Monday to intensify training and acclimatize ahead of this tie whose result could prove decisive in the Kenyan Premier League title chase.
AFC Leopards need to win this 'game in hand' to extend their points lead against arch rivals Gor Mahia to five points while the 'Kogalo' faithful will be hoping their sworn enemies drop points yet again-ahead of the potential title decider pitting the two sides on September 23.