Ulinzi Stars – Gor Mahia clash postponed

The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match pitting Ulinzi Stars against Gor Mahia, which was scheduled for Wednesday 6 March at Afraha Stadium has been postponed.

The match, a Round 16 clash was initially planned for Sunday 3 March but owing to Gor Mahia’s engagement in the CAF Confederations Cup, was moved by four days.

Tight schedule

It so happens that Gor Mahia will be in North Africa to face Algerian side NA Hussein Dey in the Match Day 4 clash of the Confederations Cup on Sunday 3 March, then face off with Zamalek a week later, on 10 March.

Given the tight scheduling and the obvious logistical challenges, the domestic game has been scrapped momentarily and the same has been confirmed by Ulinzi Stars, whose next match now will be on 10 March, against Bandari FC at home.

“Our match against Gor Mahia has been postponed …. and a new date will be communicated in due course. The team will thus commence plans for the clash against Bandari at home, on 10th March,” the club posted on its Facebook page.

Aduda concerns

Earlier in the week, Gor Mahia CEO Lordvick Aduda questioned the fixture scheduling for the team in light of the KPL tie slotted in between the two continental matches.

Gor Mahia are currently top of Group D in the Confederations Cup, with six points from three matches.

As they head to Algeria, Gor Mahia have played two matches lesser than most teams in the KPL. After 13 matches, they are third on the log with 26 points.