The 2o15 Kenya Premier League unbeaten champions Gor Mahia and GOtv Shield winners Bandari will have a busy 2016 season as they plan to represent the country in continental assignment as well as stretching their legs in the domestic tier.
The two will flag off the 2016 campaign with the season-opening DSTV Super Cup clash which always pits league champions and GOtv Shield winners.
The Super Cup which has always been staged in Nairobi will for the first time be hosted outside the City with Mombasa given the rights to stage the tie slated for February 6.
Gor will then host Madagascan oufits, CNaPS in the opening leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round whilst Bandari will be away in Democratic Republic of Congo to battle FC Saint-Éloi Lupopo in the Confederations Cup.
And with the two clubs set to take part in continental duties, their season’s opener will be on Wednesday 17 February, with Gor Mahia taking on Chemelil Sugar while Bandari coming up against City Stars.
As posted on the official KPL website on Tuesday, the fixtures released are for the first four rounds with the rest set to be released on this coming Friday.
6 Feb: Super Cup – Gor Mahia v Bandari (3pm, Mombasa)
13 Feb: CAF Confederation Cup – Lupopo (DRC) Bandari (Kenya, CAF Champions League – Gor Mahia (Kenya) v CNAPS (Madagascar),
Ulinzi Stars v Sony Sugar (2pm, Afraha), KK Homeboyz v Western Stima (3pm, Bukhungu), Thika United v Tusker (3pm, Thika), Sofapaka v Ushuru (3pm, Machakos)
14 Feb: Posta Rangers v Muhoroni Youth (2pm, Nyayo), AFC Leopards v Mathare United (4.15pm, Nyayo)
17 Feb: Chemelil Sugar v Gor Mahia (3pm, Moi Stadium), City Stars v Bandari (4pm, Nyayo)
20 Feb: Ushuru Thika v United (3pm City), Western Stima v City Stars (3pm, Moi Stadium), Tusker v Ulinzi Stars (3pm, Kinoru), Muhoroni Youth v Sofapaka (3pm, Muhoroni), Sony Sugar v AFC Leopards (3pm, Awendo)
21 Feb: Bandari v KK Homeboyz (3pm, Mbaraki), Mathare United v Chemelil Sugar (2pm, Nyayo), Gor Mahia v Posta Rangers (4.15pm, Nyayo)
27 Feb: Champions League – CNAPS (Madagascar) v Gor Mahia (Kenya), Confederation Cup – Bandari (Kenya) Lupopo (DRC)
Sony Sugar v Ushuru (3pm, Awendo), KK Homeboyz v Chemelil Sugar (3pm, Bukhungu), Thika United v Muhoroni Youth (2pm, Thika), Posta Rangers v Western Stima (3pm, City)
28 Feb: City Stars v Tusker (3pm, Nyayo), Sofapaka v Mathare United (3pm, Nyayo)
02 Mar: AFC Leopards v Bandari (7pm, Nyayo), Ulinzi Stars v Gor Mahia (4pm, Afraha)
05 Mar: Chemelil Sugar v City Stars (3pm, Chemelil), Muhoroni Youth v Tusker (3pm, Muhoroni), Western Stima v Thika United (3pm, Moi Stadium), Mathare United v KK Homeboyz (4pm, Nyayo), Posta Rangers v Sofapaka (4.15pm, Nyayo)
06 Mar: Ushuru v Ulinzi Stars (3pm, City), Gor Mahia v AFC Leopards (3pm, Nyayo/Kasarani), Bandari v Sony Sugar (3pm, Mbaraki)