Oscar Igaida: FKF should show respect to AFC Leopards

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Ingwe official insists that they will not allow their players to be part of Harambee Stars and that they are ready for the derby

AFC Leopards Secretary General Oscar Igaida has faulted the Football Kenya Federation over the ongoing ‘Mashemeji derby’ impasse.

Ingwe are scheduled to host their bitter rivals Gor Mahia at Bukhungu Stadium in the league derby, but according to FKF President Nick Mwendwa, the match will not take place since Harambee Stars will be playing two friendly matches.

Igaida says the federation did not communicate to them as it should be the case, and termed the move as 'lack of respect'. “As AFC Leopards we are not happy with what is going on, FKF does not respects us.

“We have prepared for this match for about three weeks. As a matter of fact, the federation had inquired about the venue three weeks ago.

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“Nobody wrote to us explaining that the match has been postponed, or rather wrote to us on latest proceedings. KPL informed as that the match is still on, and we do not understand why the federation does not communicate as it should.

“None of our players are in camp, and we will not allow them to take part in that friendly match, we have to be respected.”

It will be the first time the two teams – AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia – were to face each other in the league this season.