Mombasa,Kenya:Champions Tusker FC will open their title defense with a tie against newbie Nzoia United in the 2017 season of the KPL season st to kick off in March 11.
As per the provisional fixtures released by the league governing body KPL on Friday, Coast based club Bandari FC will be home to another promoted side Nakumatt FC at the KPA Mbaraki Stadium.
15-time champions Gor Mahia will kick start their mission of winning back the title they surrendered to Tusker last season with a clash against newcomers Kariaobangi Sharks.
AFC Leopards faces off with Ulinzi Stars in the opener as the Francis Kimanzi coached side Mathare United host Thika United, while Sony Sugar will be at Awendo to welcome Chemelil Sugar.
The KPL 2017 season had been planned to kick off early in February but was later postponed indefinitely due to impasses between KPL and federation FKF regarding the leagues’ composition.