George Opiyo, the KCB FC keeper has not had it easy over the past few days; the former Sofapaka custodian was handed a year – long suspension by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) for an assault on a match official in the team’s match against Zoo Kericho in the National Super League (NSL).
The club followed on the FKF suspension by termination of the keeper’s contract, invoking a clause in his contract that triggers termination.
The club further advises the player that he can appeal the termination through the federation’s appeal channels or the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT).
The letter from the club
This is to inform you that KCB Football Club has terminated your contract with immediate effect. The termination is as per clause 3.1 (a) of your contract following your suspension for365 days by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) from participating in any FKF affiliates club or competition. KCB Football club is an affiliate of the FKF.
This is resulting from an incident involving yourself and the center referee during the Zoo Kericho F.C. vs KCB F.C. match, the facts of which you are well aware of.
A copy of the Letter from the Federation dated 30 May 2016 is attached for your information and necessary action. Please note you are free to appeal the decision from the Federation through the FKF appeals’ body or the Sports Tribunal.
The club will pay you one month salary in lieu of notice.
Please arrange to surrender to Mr. Joseph Okal any equipment(s) belonging to the club in your possession with immediate effect.
Please acknowledge receipt by signing and returning to us a copy of this Letter. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.