Kenya’s FKF cup semi finals to be staged at Kasarani
The two semi finals of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) cup will be staged at the 60,000 seater Moi International Sports centre in Nairobi.
The winner of the tournament represents the country in the Africa confederation Cup. This was announced by FKF Chairman Sam Nyamweya after chairing a high level security meeting attended by officials from Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, Tusker and Sofapaka.The meeting held at Kasarani was graced by Sports Stadia Management Board Chief Executive Officer Gabriel Komora. Nyamweya said preparation for the much awaited semi finals to be aired live by pay television Channel Supersport are complete. “We have settled on having the derby on Saturday from 3pm at Kasarani as previously planned, but the other semi-final pitting league champions Tusker and Sofapaka has been moved from City Stadium to Kasarani on Sunday.
He added: “Security plans for both matches are complete and I would like to say categorically that there will be a very high level of security during the derby, one that has never been seen before and people intending to cause trouble around that premises on that day will be in for serious trouble, because we want fans to enjoy the match and go back home safely.” The meeting also decided to add the number of tickets for the match from 25, 000 to 35, 000 and the sale of tickets would start on Friday morning. “Fans should only purchase tickets at designated areas to avoid being sold fake tickets. The tickets will be sold by Bob Morgan at the Kenya Cinema, Kencom and inside Kasarani on Friday and on Saturday there will be a ticket van outside the stadium,” said Nyamweya. He added: “We have decided to ban fans that cause trouble during or after matches from the stadia for life. We have also put very serious security conditions for clubs participating in the league next season to ensure high levels of security.” Gor Mahia’s Second Vice Chairman Faiz Magak and AFC Leopards Secretary General Winstone Kituyi urged fans of their clubs to observe peace and maturity during the match, which will be the third time the two sides are meeting.