Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League clubs have sent a notice to suspend the league’s matches with immediate effect.
The clubs, speaking through the FKF PL Governing Council noted that their reason for halting the league is in protest of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) move to award Shabana FC and Kakamega Homeboyz FC dubious points from previous matches.
They also sought clarity on the promotion criteria following the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the FKF and the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) management.
Another concern the clubs have is that by the league’s referees having gone for months unpaid, there is the possibility that match fixing could be taking place as the league enters its homestretch.
“We distance ourselves from the point deductions and as the governing council we say those points must remain as is. We have also looked at the case of referees who have not been paid and are worried there could be credibility issues in the last few games of the season.
“Thirdly we hear the federation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with KPL which touches on promotion. With the league in its final stages we as club don’t know the criteria and for those reasons we have decided not to continue with the league till all those concerns are addressed in full,” Ken Ochieng, the FKF PL vice chair said.