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Court to decide the fate of AFC Leopards v Gor Mahia derby

5:44 AM GMT 23/05/2018
Gor Mahia v AFC Leopards derby.
The Sports Dispute Tribunal is set to deliver a ruling on whether the derby will go on as scheduled or will be called off

The highly anticipated ‘Mashemeji Derby’ fate is set to be decided by the Sports Disputes Tribunal on Wednesday, Goal has learnt.

Football Kenya Federation and the Kenyan Premier League Limited have not agreed on the postponement of the match between AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia that is set to be played on Saturday.

The federation has demanded for the rescheduling of the match to allow Harambee Stars play two friendly matches, something KPL is not ready to do as explained by CEO Jack Oguda.

“I can clarify that we received a request from the federation asking us to reschedule the match between AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia. The timing was not the best as, the letter was sent to us on Friday at 8pm, I had already left the office, I just saw it on Sunday.

“AFC Leopards, as the home team, had already made the arrangements to ensure the match is played. Who will compensate them? What about all the agreements and contracts already signed?

“After considering those important facts, we have decided to move to the Sports Tribunal and by Wednesday we will know the way forward,” Oguda told Goal.

Harambee Stars are scheduled to play Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea on Saturday and Monday.