Dec, 10th 2020 – Football Kenya federation has suspended Mathare United and ZOO kericho clubs from the premier league after they remained adamant to endorse the broadcasting rights.
In a statement the league committee says the two clubs now have until Friday this week to sign up or be expelled from the league. The development came even as Gor Mahia and Ulinzi stars caved in to the demands of the federation to agree with the beaming of the matches live by a contracted broadcaster.
FKF President Nick Mwendwa spoke to Goal after the meeting and said that, “We have suspended Mathare United and Zoo FC because they have refused to sign the StarTimes deal and for now they will not be part of the fixtures.”
“However, the teams have the next 48 hours to decide whether they will sign the deal or not, if they don’t sign in the next two days, then we will have no option but to expel them from the league,” he added.
Gor mahia has also been denied the permission by the federation to travel and play Alhilal of Sudan in a friendly match on 15th December but instead will be in a league fixture against Tusker FC.
“It is unfortunate we have been forced to take such a stand but we don’t have any other option because we must play football and cannot be held at ransom by three clubs who feel they know more than other clubs,” Mwendwa said.
The two sides will face each other on Sunday at kasarani.
In the revised fixtures for the weekend, Nairobi stars will face Bandari on Friday at Kasarani while Western Stima will welcome Tusker in Kisumu, Gor Mahia will host Ulinzi Stars and Kariobangi Sharks battle Bidco United at Utalii Grounds on Saturday.
On Sunday, KCB will take on Kakamega HomeBoyz, Vihiga United will battle Nzoia Sugar, AFC Leopards entertain Sofapaka while Posta Rangers will go against Wazito FC.