AFC Leopards head coach Patrick Aussems has finally had his call answered, a call of avoiding Ruaraka Grounds as the venue for this Thursday’s rescheduled FKF Premier League fixture.

Ingwe who have the league’s top spot in sight host bottom-side Mathare United at Utalii Grounds, much to the relief of the Simba SC head coach who claimed the pitch was against them in their 0-0 at Posta Rangers on Saturday.

Visiting Ingwe, Frank Ouna seeks his first win since taking over the Slum Boys last week.

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AFC Leopards who played the better part of the second half with ten men after Isaac Kipyegon was sent off for a clumsy challenge in the 49th-minute host Mathare United on Thursday. PHOTO/COURTESY

Aussems took issue with the playing turf at Ruaraka after their barren draw against Posta Rangers, claiming that everything had worked against them, including the ground, and needed a change of venue for their fixtures.

In the second half, you need to know that we played 10 against 15. 11 players from Posta, the pitch, and three referees. Now we just need to have a good recovery because on Thursday we will be back I hope not on this pitch,” the Belgian said in a post-match interview.

The 1998 Kenyan Premier League champions are third on the log with 33 points and a win on Thursday will take them joint top with KCB.

A screen grab of AFC Leopards head coach Patrick Aussems in a post-match interview after a barren draw at Posta Rangers on Saturday, during which he took issue with the playing turf at Ruaraka.

Meanwhile Mathare United are bottom with 8 points, four points from safety.

On the same afternoon, Vihiga United will host defending champions Gor Mahia at the Mumias Sports Complex.

FKF Premier League fixtures

Thursday

Vihiga United vs Gor Mahia (Mumias Complex, Mumias)

AFC Leopards vs Mathare United (Utalii Grounds, Nairobi)

Friday

Posta Rangers vs Kakamega Homeboyz (Ruaraka Grounds, Nairobi)

Ulinzi Stars vs Nzoia Sugar (William Ole Ntimama Stadium, Narok)

Western Stima vs Bandari (Moi Stadium, Kisumu)

Saturday

Kariobangi Sharks vs Nairobi City Stars (Utalii Grounds, Nairobi)

KCB vs Sofapaka (Ruaraka Grounds, Nairobi)

Sunday

AFC Leopards vs Bidco United (Ruaraka Grounds, Nairobi)

Vihiga United vs Tusker (Mumias Complex, Mumias)

Monday

Wazito vs Gor Mahia (Utalii Grounds, Nairobi)

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