The Division One [Eastern Zone] match between Admiral FC and Sparki Youth had in the initially been set for play at the Tudor Secondary School grounds.
In a new turn of events, Admiral, the home team, have returned the match back to Tudor after it emerged that Sparki had been banned from the Refinery grounds.
-We had paid for the venue and even received a receipt. However, when Refinery’s management realized that we were paying Sparki, they sent us a mail indicating that Sparki had been banned from the grounds after their fans attacked an official in their match against Magongo Rangers, Admiral’s Technical Director Aref Baghazally told Futaa.com.
-We have since made arrangements for us to hold the match at Tudor.
Aref also made a point to publicly apologize to the club’s fans, saying that arrangements would have been better had it been entirely up to them.
-We would like to apologize to our fans for the back and forth switch in venues, but it is only because we had not been informed of the ban earlier.
-We, however, still hope they will show up in large numbers and help us win the derby.
The match will kick off at 1500hrs.