Sports / Updates
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017 19:20 EAT
Sofapaka, one of the two teams Football Kenya Federation relegated to the lower division are back in the SportPesa Kenyan Premier League, facing Western Stima in Kisumu on Sunday. Also back in the top league and set for action this weekend in catch up matches is Muhoroni Youth, who tackle Kakamega Homeboyz at Mumias Stadium, also on Sunday as per fixtures released today by KPL.
Sofapaka and Muhoroni were demoted to the National Super League by FKF for failing to meeting the CAF and FIFA Club Licensing conditions, appealed the decision, taking the matter to the Sports Disputes Tribunal. The clubs argued that they were financially sound, capable of meeting their obligations to the players during the entire 2017 season and saw no reason for their relegation.
The Sports Tribunal, a state sports court, quashed the decision, saying that the FKF decision was high-handed and was not anchored in the FIFA and CAF statutes. It ordered KPL, the body that manages the league on behalf of FKF, to reinstate the two clubs in the Kenyan Premier League.
Meanwhile China-based Kenyan striker Michael Olunga struck in the first half as Kenya and Uganda settled for a 1-1 draw in their international friendly match at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos Wednesday. Olunga, who turns out for Guizhou Zhicheng, scored in the 35th minute, while Moses Waiswa pulled one back for Uganda in the 87th minute.