The final National Super League (NSL) first leg game between Nairobi City Stars and Kibera Black Stars has been rescheduled from Friday 20 December to Saturday 14 December 2019.
This is as per a communication from NSL Managers Football Kenya Federation (FKF) on Monday 2 December 2019 that confirms all round NSL 19 matches that were previously scheduled for Friday 20 December have been brought forward to the weekend of Sat 14/Sun 15 December 2019.
In view of the changes, the league will therefore take an early break; from Monday 16 December and not Sat 21 December 2019 and return a week later than scheduled; on Sat 11 January and not Sun 5 January 2020 as had earlier been scheduled.
City Stars were to play Shabana on that 5th at the Gusii Stadium but with the changes the game moves back by a week to Sat 11 January 2020.
“Note that we have rescheduled Round 19 Matches to the weekend of 14th/15th December 2019,”
“The League shall take a break from 16th December 2019 and shall resume on 11th January 2020.” Is part of a communication to all participating NSL clubs from Frank Ogola, the head of Leagues and Competitions at FKF
The reschedule of round 19 games became convenient after kickoff dates for the FKF Cup, Kenya’s domestic Cup, moved from Fri 13 – Sun 15 December 2019 to Sat 18th/Sun 19th January 2020.
While contributing to the mild fixture changes City Stars CEO Patrick Korir said;
“We fully welcome the changes by FKF. Changing the dates for final games means we can take an early break and recuperate accordingly for the second leg,”
“First leg fixtures came thick and first and sometimes we played games four days apart. We can now reset, reassess and re-tweak appropriately. Pushing the start of the second leg is also important to us as the first weekend of January is always a busy time.”
The revised fixtures accommodate two postponed round 1 games for Kenya Police and Administration Police against promoted APS Bomet and Modern Coast Rangers, respectively. The games will be played on Wednesday 11 December 2019.