GSU Officers to Provide Security During Mashemeji Derby

Aerial view of the Moi International Sports Complex, Kasarani in Nairobi.
Aerial view of the Moi International Sports Complex, Kasarani in Nairobi.
Standard Media

The Mashemeji Derby between Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards will be played under tight security when the two teams meet on Saturday, May 7.

Ali Amour, a member of the FKF Caretaker Committee, noted the famous derby will be staged under tight security following cases of violence that have been reported in the past.

Amour noted that the security personnel will comprise of General Service Unit (GSU) officers and regular police.

He added that there will be security at various points in the stadium starting from the ticket station at the gate.

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“Gor have put high standard measures on a level like an AFCON Cup match. They have put good security from the GSU, normal police and marshals who are over 60.

“There will be security starting from the ticket area and at the gates. There is also a modern ambulance as the owner was present in the meeting noting down the requirements needed.

“AFC also in their capacity have also added more security to ensure those fans that will be entering the stadium will be safe during the derby,”  Amour noted.

AFC Leopards have not won any derby match for the last six years with their last victory over the Green Army coming in March 2016.

In the ongoing 2021/2022 FKF Premier League season, both teams are not on top of the league as Ingwe are 10th with 38 points, while Gor sits at fifth position with 46 points, 10 points behind league leaders Kakamega Homeboyz.

Gor Mahia will be playing at Kasarani Stadium, their home ground, after a two-month ban after fans were accused of vandalism during their past match against Vihiga Bullets.

K’Ogalo have been using Bukhungu Stadium, Moi Stadium or Narok stadium as their venues for their home matches.

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