The first Mashemeji Derby between champions, Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards will take place on January 28th, 2018.
This is according to the new season calendar released by Kenyan Premier League ahead of the new season set to kick-off on February 2.
The two sides will square it out in the Super Cup, a match that brings together league and GOtv Shield winners. The derby will be staged at Kasarani.
Gor Mahia will then kick-off their campaign to defend the title against Nakumatt a week later at the same venue as Ingwe travels to Machakos to face host Posta Rangers.
Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards will fight it out for the first time in a league match on May 27 at Kasarani with the return leg, to be hosted by K’Ogalo set for September 22.
Friday Opener: Ulinzi Stars vs Zoo FC (Afraha Stadium).
February 3 (Saturday): Gor Mahia vs Nakumatt , Nzoia vs Kariobangi Sharks, Chemelil Sugar vs Tusker and Vihiga United vs Mathare United.
Sunday (February 4): Sofapaka vs Bandari (Machakos) and Posta Rangers vs AFC Leopards (Machakos).
Monday (February 5): Wazito vs Sony Sugar and Thika United /Ushuru vs Kakamega Homeboyz.