The match between Gor Mahia and Thika United will be held at the City Stadium tomorrow as early planned, contrary to reports that the venue will be switched to Kasarani.
Gor Mahia officials yesterday moved in quickly to dispel the rumours of the change. Gor Secretary George Bwana admitted there were suggestions by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) t hat the match be held at Kasarani due to its magnitude and importance.
" We, however, managed to convince them that the match will be equally safe and secure at the City Stadium," said Bwana, who was accompanied by vice chairman David Kiilo.
"All our home matches have been a full house and we have played bigger matches at the venue against Tusker and Ulinzi Stars without any hitch. We are confident that it will be the same against Thika United," said Kiilo
Bwana assured all football lovers that the secuirty in and around the venue, will be heightened and advised fans who watch matches at the footbridge near the venue to think about their safety .
"Fans should save and pay to get into the stadium and support the team, instead of putting their safety at risk," he advised.
About 15,000 tickets priced at Sh300 and Sh600 will be sold from today.
Meanwhile, Gor players received a token of motivation from one of their core supporting groups. 'The Away' branch gave them a cash handout of Sh100,000 ahead of the pivotal clash whose significance is not lost on the clubs followers.
"We want to show you that we appreciate where you have taken the club and pray that you will take that huge step and win the title for the team," said Tom Oriko, the branch chairman.
Huge plans have been made to entertain the fans on match day with leading singers like Lady Maureen and the Kenya Prisons band set to wow the fans from 9am in the morning tomorrow.