FKF now wants KPL to postpone AFC Leopards v Gor Mahia derby on Saturday

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The two Kenyan giants are scheduled to face off at Bukhungu Stadium the same day Harambee Stars will face Swaziland

Football Kenya Federation have engaged Kenyan Premier League in a view to postpone Saturday's league derby between AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia.

The two Kenyan giants are scheduled to clash at Bukhungu Stadium the same day Harambee Stars will face Swaziland in a friendly at Machakos Stadium.

FKF are now asking the league body to shelve the match to help new Kenyan coach Sébastien Migne gauge players he named to camp.

Both AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia have produced six players each to the team, making a total of 12. FKF Media Officer Barry Otieno has confirmed to Goal that they hope KPL will listen to their request.

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“We continue to engage both KPL and the clubs with a view of rescheduling the fixture, this even as we believe that all parties involved possess the necessary goodwill to assist both the new coach and the national team prepare for upcoming Afcon fixture against Ghana.”

Gor Mahia players in Harambee Stars squad include keeper Boniface Oluoch, Haron Shakava, Philemon Otieno, Joash Onyango, Humphrey Mieno, George Odhiambo and Francis Kahata while AFC Leopards have produced Michael Kibwage, Duncan Otieno, Whyvonne Isuza, Marvin Omondi, Dennis Sikhayi and Jafari Owiti.

Stars will then travel to India to take part in the 2018 Hero Intercontinental Cup, a Four Nations tournament set to be held at the Mumbai Football Arena.