The Star (Nairobi)

21 February 2013

Kenya: KPL Shelve Ties to Allow Players Time to Vote

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) have brought forward all the matches scheduled for March 2 and 3 to give the teams the ample time to take part in the March 4 general election. The matches will all be held on March 1, according to KPL.

Among the matches affected are Live TV double headers pitting Mathare United and Chemelil and AFC Leopards against Sony Sugar at the Moi, Kasarani. Others are Ulinzi Stars against Sofapaka at Afraha Stadium, KCB versus Muhoroni Youth (City Stadium), City Stars against Thika United (Hope Centre) and Western Stima against Bandari (Bukhungu).

The only teams to be on duty on that weekend will be Gor Mahia and Tusker, who will be playing in the continental front. Tusker will be welcoming St. Michel, whom they beat 4-1 away last weekend while Gor Mahia will be away to Anse reunion, who held them to a barren draw at the Nyayo Stadium last weekend. Both teams are from Seychelles. Meanwhile, KPL side Karuturi Sports will this morning unveil their new signings in Naivasha.

The club has brought in eight players as they seek to improve on their position 12 finish last season.

They include Andrew Murunga, Emmanuel Chimaroke, Joseph Kariuki, Kennedy Ouma, John Kiplagat, Tyrone Owino, Francis Masiga and Daniel Matengo.

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