Timings and venue changes made to KPL Week 1 action

Ahead of the 2019/20 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) campaign, the league management has made a number of changes affecting the kickoff times and venues for the opening week of action.

The Kariobangi Sharks versus Western Stima FC game, set for Friday 30 August, will move to Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos, after it emerged that the Moi International Sports Center (MISC) Kasarani will be unavailable on the day.

The kickoff time remains 3pm EAT.

Sofapaka v Posta Rangers

The Sofapaka versus Posta Rangers game has been brought back by a day and will be played on Friday 30 August as well, and has been moved to Narok County Stadium, having originally been slated for Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos.

The match will kick off at 3pm EAT and KPL has also communicated that most of Sofapaka’s home matches for the season will be played on Fridays.

Kisumu All Stars v Ulinzi Stars

Kisumu All Stars will be starting off their season with a home game against Ulinzi Stars at Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Saturday 31 August, this one has been moved from 3pm EAT and handed a 2pm EAT kickoff.

The change has been occasioned by the fact that the venue will have a double header that will be aired live as well, following the shift by Gor Mahia to take their home game against Tusker to Kisumu. The Gor Mahia versus Tusker match will start at 4.15pm EAT.

Mathare United v Bandari

Another match that will have a change is the Mathare United versus Bandari FC clash. Originally, the game was to be played at Kasarani on Saturday 31 August. It will now move to Ruaraka Stadium on the same date and kicking off at 3pm EAT with Kasarani unavailable.

Wazito v Nzoia

Finally, the Wazito FC versus Nzoia Sugar clash at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos will be kicking off at 1pm EAT on Saturday 31 August. The kickoff time has been moved from 2pm EAT after it emerged that the stadium has been booked for use by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) as from 3pm EAT.