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19,000 tickets for Gor, Tusker clash


NAIROBI, Kenya, August 2- Gor Mahia officials are anticipating another packed Nyayo National Stadium for their midweek clash against fellow title chasers Tusker FC.

Information released by organisers on Tuesday divulged that 19,000 tickets had been printed for the Wednesday game that will kick-off at 7pm and will be live on continental terrestrial television channel SuperSport 9.

Four ticket sales booths have been set up at the stadium, Nairobi’s Kenya Cinema Ground floor, City Stadium and 20th Century Cinema although none will be available for sale on match day at the venue.

Prices have been pegged at Sh500 for the main stand and Sh200 for terraces in what is expected to be another local football carnival at the same stadium that was packed to the rafters a fortnight ago when Gor faced archrivals AFC that saw Sh5.6m raised in gate collections.

Some 16,000 tickets are available for the terraces with 3,000 printed for the VIP stand.

Following the successful security operation that was put in place during the Kenya Derby where K’Ogalo won 3-1, 200 police officers, 100 stewards apiece from private security firm Platinum Security and Gor in addition to ten from Tusker will be deployed.

Gates will be open from 4pm Wednesday with only entries 4, 5, 7 and 8 closed to the fans.

A win for Gor will see them pull level with Tusker and leaders Rangers on 33 points with a game in hand on top of the table.

Should the brewers bottle K’Ogalo, they will move three points clear at the summit while a stalemate will see Tusker move a point above Rangers in the congested Kenyan Premier League summit.