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The league was scheduled to kick-off on February 10 with the DSTV Super Cup match pitting Gor Mahia against Tusker opening the season

The kick-off of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) has been moved by one week and will now start on February 24.

The tournament was scheduled to kick-off on February 10 with the DSTV Super Cup match pitting Gor Mahia against Tusker opening the season.

But a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) governing council meeting in Mombasa announced the new dates following advice from league sponsors SuperSport.

Sofapaka chairman Elly Kalekwa said the decision to postpone the tournament was made so as to avoid a clash with the final match of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament to be held on February 10.

“Superport informed us that it will be tricky for them to prepare to show both matches live and so suggested that we postpone the league kick-off by at least one week," Kalekwa told Goal.com.

The DSTV Super Cup match will now be played on February 16 a week before the league kicks-off. The kick-off has also affected slightly the rota of matches. All first week matches have now been moved to the eighth week with the eighth week matches moved back to the first week.

Following the change of dates, former champions Ulinzi Stars will now open the campaign against new comers Bandari in Nakuru with Chemelil inviting AFC Leopards on the same day. Sony Sugar will be at home against Mathare United as Kakamega Homeboyz invite Karuturi Sports.

On February 25, KCB will take on Nairobi City Stars at City Stadium even as Muhoroni Youth invites Western Stima. Sofapaka will be at Nyayo Stadium to play Thika United. The match of the weekend will be the Tusker and Gor Mahia fixture at Nyayo Stadium.

 

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