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FKF Premier League

Sofapaka Make Good Their Threat as Match against Ulinzi Stars is Put on Hold

True to their word, Sofapaka’s rescheduled match away to Ulinzi Stars on Saturday, March 26, did not take place.

This is after the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) gave an order directing the game not to be played until the case before it is heard and determined.

In January, Sofapaka showed up at the Kericho Green Stadium ready for the game but the home team provided an ill-equipped ambulance forcing the game to be called off.

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Caretaker had directed the game to be played don Saturday, but Sofapaka remained put insisting that they will not honour the match unless they are reimbursed the costs incurred in their trip to Kericho in January.

PHOTO/Sofapaka

The 2009 champions cite the league’s guiding rules which state that a team that refuses to play or is responsible for a match not being played shall forfeit the match.

Sofapaka chairman Elly Kalekwa also wanted the committee to supply the club with the minutes of the sitting that arrived at the decision that the match be played.

Seemingly not getting a response from the Committee, the club  moved to the Sports Disputes Tribunal which gave the order that suspended the match until the matter is heard and determined.

“The decision by FKF Caretaker committee to have match 137 replayed on Saturday 26th March 2022 has been suspended by the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) Court pending hearing and determination of the case filed by the club,” Sofapaka said in a a statement.

Ulinzi Stars, through their social media accounts, confirmed receiving communication from the Committee about the suspension of the match.

“Our rescheduled match against Sofapaka that was set to take place this afternoon at The Green Stadium – Kericho has been called off following official communication from the the FKFPL Caretaker Committee until further notice,” Ulinzi said.

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