The derby was cancelled to allow their players turn out for the national team. Harambee stars friendly matches against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea are to be played on May 25 and 28 respectively.
The two rivals have a combined 13 players for the Sebastien Migne coached side. Gor and AFC players called are goalkeeper Boniface Oluoch, Harun Shakava, Philemon Otieno, Joash Onyango, Humphrey Mieno, George Odhiambo and Francis Kahata while AFC Leopards have produced Michael Kibwage, Duncan Otieno, Whyvonne Isuza, Marvin Omondi, Dennis Sikhayi and Jafari Owiti.
“The Harambee Stars coach wants all his best players available for the match against Swaziland and Equatorial Guinea.“For that reason, we have agreed that the derby be postponed. All the other matches will go on,” said Mwendwa.
“Furthermore, Bukhungu Stadium is not the best venue to host a derby considering security concerns. We want the derby to be played at Kasarani when the renovations are completed.”Mwendwa further announced that from next year the SportPesa Premier League will revert to a new calendar.