KPL warns broke teams against skipping matches


Six clubs who threatened to skip league matches over financial challenges face expulsion from the Kenya Premier League (KPL).
KPL CEO Jack Oguda warned the teams of dire consequences, insisting that they must honour their matches.
Kakamega Homeboys, Kisumu All Stars, Nzoia Sugar, Kariobangi Sharks, Mathare, Chemelil and Sony Sugar had protest letters to KPL seeking the suspension of the league over lack of funds.
Oguda confirmed receiving letters from the clubs but warned that any team that skips three matches will be relegated to the lower National Super League (NSL).
“The clubs which have written to us asking for the halting of the league have no choice but to honour their weekend matches. If they don’t, we will assume they have given walkovers and should the trend persist for three rounds, the law will take its fine course,” he said.
He said the league will proceed as planned whether or not the teams have the required finances, adding that it is not the job of the league regulator to finance the teams.
He urged the affected teams to put their houses in order and compete in the league, as the regulator can only supplement what they have managed to make.
Many soccer and other sporting entities have been suffering following the exit of major betting firms, which played a major sponsorship role.


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