The financial crunch tearing apart once a time a football powerhouse Mathare United is now threatening to wipe the club out of the face of football.
Mathare dished out a second walkover in less than a week despite being rooted to the bottom of the table as the 2021/22 Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League season enters homestretch.
The Slum Boys set to play Ulinzi Stars in Kericho on Saturday afternoon in a round 28 match but failed to show up attributing their no-show to the hard financial times at the club.
Ulinzi Stars who were the hosts of the match that was due to be played at the Kericho Green Stadium, showed up ready for the showdown as from as 3PM but left the stadium without kicking a ball.
“Our game against Mathare United will not take place after our opponents failed to show up for the match scheduled for today at The Green Stadium – Kericho from 1500EAT,” Ulinzi said in a statement posted on their Facebook Page.
This is the second time in less than a week that Mathare United is dishing out a walkover. Last Sunday, the 2008 champions were to host Bandari FC at the Kasarani Annex but failed to turn with the Dockers taking home the three points without any sweat.
“Our financial situation is the result of an escalating series of external factors over the last few years which kept reducing the revenue and or raising the costs for all our top clubs,” a statement from Mathare United said.
Mathare United are currently bottom of the FKF Premier League log with 11 points, ten points from the playoff spot and 20 points from automatic safety.