The reason behind the rescheduling of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League clash between AFC Leopards and Kenya Police FC has finally been revealed.
AFC Leopards were to host Police FC at the Nyayo National Stadium on Wednesday, March 16, but the game was pushed to Sunday at the same venue.
“Our Football Kenya Federation Premier League match against Police FC that was scheduled for Wednesday 16th March has been moved to Sunday 20th March,” AFC Leopards said in a statement posted on their social media accounts on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, club chairman Dan Shikanda came out to reveal the reason behind the rescheduling urging AFC Leopards fans to turn up in large numbers for the game.
According to the former Kenya international, it was prudent to reschedule the match so as to make it more convenience for fans to attend the match and cheer the 1998 champions.
“We talked to the Police and the Federation Caretaker Committee (FKF Caretaker Committee) for our match to be pushed to Sunday and they accepted,” Shikanda said.
According to Shikanda, it is financially advisable for the games to be played on weekends rather than weekdays, as most fans are able to make their way to the stadia over the weekends hence increasing the ticket sales.
“Instead of playing on Wednesday in an empty stadium because it’s a working day we preferred to have the game on Sunday,” Shikanda added.
AFC Leopards drew 1-1 with Sofapaka on Sunday while Police FC recorded a 2-0 win over Gor Mahia in Kisumu.
Both teams boast of 27 points, 22 matches into the season, the law enforcers who have a superior goal difference in 9th while Ingwe in 10th.