Venues for the six opening round fixtures of the 2017 SportPesa Premier League this weekend have been confirmed with Kericho Green Stadium joining the big leagues as a facility that can host high profile football matches.

On Saturday, champions Tusker will host newly promoted Nzoia United at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru, Bandari will entertain debutants Nakumatt at Mbaraki Sports Club in Mombasa, while Posta Rangers will be away to new kids on the block Zoo Kericho at Kericho Green Stadium.

Sunday will see Mathare United clash with Thika United, and newbies Kariobangi Sharks face a potential baptism of fire against 15-time league champions Gor Mahia in a double header at Thika County Stadium, as Sony Sugar welcome Chemelil Sugar in notoriously hostile Awendo Green Stadium.

SportPesa Premier League Round One fixtures:

Saturday, March 11: Tusker v Nzoia United (Afraha Stadium), Bandari v Nakumatt (Mbaraki Sports Club), Zoo Kericho vPosta Rangers (Kericho Green Stadium)

Sunday, March 12: Mathare United v Thika United (Thika Stadium), Kariobangi Sharks v Gor Mahia (Thika Stadium), Sony Sugar v Chemelil Sugar (Awendo Green Stadium)

*Kakamega Homeboyz v Team Y, AFC Leopards v Ulinzi Stars, Western Stima v Team X – postponed