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Its floodlights for Gor, Sony clash

Gor Mahia fans in full song at last week's aborted Mashemeji Derby. Their team won 2-1 at Bandari on August 29, 2015 to inch closer to a third successive title. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya
Gor Mahia fans in full song at the aborted Mashemeji Derby. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya

NAIROBI, September 15- Brace yourselves for a night street party in the capital if as expected, Gor Mahia, wrap up their record 15th domestic title on Wednesday after their midweek SportsPesa Premier League clash was shifted to a 7pm kick-off.

Green Army supporters who have been accorded opportunity to cheer on their team will do so away from their City Stadium citadel after the game was moved across the capital to Nyayo National Stadium.

Confirming the changes, the club announced on their website gate charges will be Sh600 for the VIP stands and Sh300 for the terraces whilst calling on their devoted supporters to turn out in numbers to give their boys one final push to history.

K’Ogalo were earlier scheduled to host the Awendo based millers colloquially known as ‘Gor B’ on Wednesday afternoon but will now play under floodlights in a game likely to be televised on SuperSport.

Should Frank Nuttall’s side get the point they need to be confirmed champions, Gor will not be handed the big eared trophy for keeps until the final game of the season in the first week of September with a formal presentation in the works.

K’Ogalo came away unscathed from the ambush thrown by closest challengers, Ulinzi Stars in Nakuru on Sunday after sharing a barren stalemate with the Kenya Defence Forces side to leave them on 63 points, 12 ahead of the 2010 crown holders.

In theory, Ulinzi can overhaul the champions if they win their remaining matches with cricket scores provided the leaders suffer the mother of all collapses and lose theirs in a flood with the goal difference between them a massive +26 in Gor’s favour.

But Nutall’s men who are seeking to emulate the mid 80s side that won three on the trot are also eyeing further history by becoming the first side in the Kenyan Premier League era that started in 2008 to complete an entire campaign without defeat.

The club is mourning two diehard fans that passed away following a grisly road accident in the early hours of Monday morning after their vehicle rammed into a truck in Nairobi’s Jogoo Roads after coming from Nakuru to cheer their team against Ulinzi.

Joseph Odhiambo Opiyo alias ‘Dilikes’ succumbed to his injuries at a Nairobi hospital whilst famed K’Ogalo Diva Jackie Nyar Annasy died on the spot.

Fans are calling for tributes before kick-off.