Kenya Premier League fixtures – 2023/24 season

Kenya Premier League fixtures – 2023/24 season
Credit: Football Kenya Federation

The Kenya Premier League fixtures for the 2023/24 season are out. The first round of matches is scheduled for 26 August 2023.

The Football Kenya Federation announced the kick-off dates for several matches covering August and September, even as KPL coaches are set to pursue refresher courses ahead of the new season.

Last season, giants Gor Mahia finished top of the standings last season with 70 points to bag their 20th crown in the Kenyan league.

However, the glory didn't materialize in a continental campaign. CAF denied Gor Mahia a chance to participate in the CAF Champions League, a prestigious continental competition.

Gor Mahia had failed to pay former foreign players their dues, necessitating stern action from CAF  to issue a 30-day ultimatum. However, Gor still was unable to honour the deadline for clearing outstanding dues.

And even though Gor Mahia later paid three players who had taken them to FIFA for breaching a contractual agreement, the pay came 19 days after the CAF deadline.

The CAF Champions League kicks off on 18th August 2023.

Champions Gor Mahia kick-off 2023/24 campaign against Sofapaka in new Kenya Premier League fixtures

The new season comes with renewed hope for Gor Mahia as they look to win another FKF Premier League title. The KPL giants hope for a return to the CAF Champions League at the end of the 2023/24 season.

No doubt they are the favourites to lift the crown yet again but a kick-off against Sofapa isn't going to be easy for the Kenya Premier League giants.

Previous Kenya Premier League fixtures between Gor Mahia and Sofapa did not end favourably for the returning champions, noting that the last two encounters ended in barren draws.

Moreover, the last three meetings ended square, with a scoreline of 1-1 registered in the run. Gor won two of the previous five duels with Sofapaka, each with a similar scoreline of 1-0.

Wazito returns to Kenya Premier League after heightened playoffs

Wazito FC earned their return to the Kenya Premier League after winning playoffs against Migori Youth. They will join Shabana FC which earned a direct promotion to the top flight last season.

Wazito drew 0-0 away from home but were stronger in the return leg which ended 3-0 in their favour.

Wazito FC will play their opening game away from home against Nairobi City Stars in the 2023/24 Kenya Premier League fixtures.

Murang'a Seal FC is another team that earned direct promotion to the FKF Kenya Premier League as they finished 2nd in the National Super League last season, 4 points behind Shabana FC.

Turker FC which finished second last season will also play their round 1 game on the same day as Gor Mahia.

Tusker will travel to the coastal town of Mombasa to play against Bandari FC in the opening clash, hoping to outdo Gor in the race to the title in the 2023/24 season.

Tusker won the 2021/22 Kenya Premier League title with 65 points, 5 points short of the 70 that Gor Mahia bagged in the 2022/23 KPL season.

Other Kenya Premier Fixtures for the 2023/24 season

Several matches are lined up for the opening day of the Kenya Premier League fixtures 2023/24 season. They include:

Saturday, 26 August 2023 – Round 1

There will be 5 matches on the first day, round 1 of Kenya Premier League fixtures 2023/24 season.

  • Bandary vs Tusker FC
  • Gor Mahia vs Sofapaka
  • Kakamega Homeboys vs Kenya Commercial Bank
  • Kariobangi Sharks vs Kenya Police
  • Nzoia Sugar vs Ulinzi Stars

Sunday, 27 August 2023 – Round 1

The second day of the Kenya Premier League fixtures 2023/24 season will feature the following matches:

  • FC Leopards vs Talanta FC
  • Posta Rangers vs Bidco United
  • Shabana vs Muranga FC

Wednesday 13 September 2023 – Round 2

Round two matches in the Kenya Premier League fixtures for the 2023/24 season will play two weeks later on 13th September 2023. Here are round 2 KPL matches:

  • Bidco United vs Nairobi City Stars
  • Kenya Commercial Bank vs AFC Leopards
  • Muranga FC vs Kakamega Homeboyz
  • Kenya Police vs Posta Rangers
  • Sofapaka vs Bandari FC
  • Talanta vs Shabana
  • Tusker Kariobangi Sharks
  • Ulinzi Stars vs Gor Mahia
  • Wazito FC vs Nzoia Sugar

16/17 September 2023 – Round 3 Fixtures

  • Bandari vs Ulinzi Stars
  • Kakamega Homeboyz vs Ulinzi Stars
  • Leopards vs Wazito FC
  • Nzoia Sugar vs Bidco United
  • Shabana FC vs Kenya Police
  • Gor Mahia vs Nairobi City Stars
  • Kariobangi Sharks vs Kenya Commercial Bank
  • Posta Rangers vs Sofapaka
  • Talanta FC vs Murang'a FC

20 September 2023 – Round 4 Kenya Premier League fixtures

  • Bidco vs Talanta FC
  • Kakamega Homeboyz vs Gor Mahia
  • Kenya Commercial Bank vs Bandari
  • Murang'a vs Posta Rangers
  • Nairobi City vs Nzoia Sugar
  • Kenya Police vs AFC Leopards
  • Shabana FC vs Kariobangi Sharks
  • Tusker vs Wazito FC
  • Ulinzi Stars vs Sofapaka

23 September 2023 – Round 5 of Kenya Premier League Fixtures

  • AFC Leopards vs Shabana FC
  • Nzoia Sugar vs Murang'a FC
  • Kenya Police vs Bidco United
  • Kenya Police vs Bidco United
  • Sofapaka vs Nairobi City Stars
  • Wazito FC vs Ulinzi Stars
  • Bandari FC vs Kakamega Homeboyz
  • Gor Mahia vs Kenya Commercial Bank
  • Kariobangi Sharks vs Posta Rangers
  • Talanta FC vs Posta Rangers

Round 6 Kenya Premier League Fixtures

With round 7 games in the Kenya Premier scheduled for late October, we will have an update on the same because re-arrangments could take place before then.

Meanwhile, here are the round 6 fixtures in the FKF Kenya Premier League 2023/24 season:

  • Kakamega Homeboyz vs Talanta FC
  • AF Leopards vs Gor Mahia
  • Murang'a FC vs Sofapaka
  • Posta Rangers vs Nzoia Sugar
  • Tusker FC vs Shabana FC
  • Bidco United vs Bandari
  • Nairobi City Stars vs Bandari FC
  • Ulinzi Stars vs Kariobangi Sharks
  • Wazito FC vs Kenya Commercial Bank

This article was most recently revised and updated 11 months ago

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