COVID-19 : Drama as Kenyan FA declares Gor Mahia as league champions

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

The Kenyan Football Federation (FKF) has declared Gor Mahia as the 2019-20 Kenyan Premier League champions stating there is little hope of the league resumption.

The Kenya Premier League was indefinitely suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak with 10 rounds left to play.

Gor Mahia were on top of the table with 54 points after 23 games, seven points ahead of second placed Kakamega Homeboyz.

FKF President Nick Mwenda declared Gor Mahia as champions via his Twitter account.

It should be noted that CAF wrote to various federations inquiring about the way forward regarding the conclusion of their respective leagues.

The confirmation indicates that Gor Mahia, which is also a home to Ugandans Juma Balinya and Shafik Batambuze, are set to lift their fourth league title on a trot and 19th overall.

According to the communication, Nairobi City Stars and Bidco United, who were occupying the top two places in the second tier (National Super League) before the suspension of football will also earn promotion to the top flight league.

However the Kenya Premier League – KPL is opposing the decision insisting there is still enough time to play and hilariously didn’t receive any communication from the federation.  

AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda has already vowed to lodge a petition to the Sports Disputes Tribunal.

As it stands, Chemelil Sugar and Sony Sugar who are 17th and 18th on the table will be relegated to the second tier league.

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