Ligi chair amends appeal to bar KPL kickoff


The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) may in 2016 have to once again kick off late owing to a standoff bordering on the management of the second tier league in the country after FKF Premier League side Ligi Ndogo chairman Chris Amimo moved to amend an earlier petition at the Sports Disputes Tribunal

Amimo had earlier filed a petition barring the admission of Posta Rangers and Kakamega Homeboyz to the KPL after the two were beneficiaries of irregularly awarded points in the second tier as a majority of clubs in the league boycotted matches in protest.

However, with the KPL going ahead to forward the two clubs to the KPL as the promoted teams, Amimo has filed an amendment to the petition, asking that injunctions be issued to bar both the KPL and the FKF PL from kicking off in the 2016 season until the matter is determined.

“If at all the 2nd defendant (KPL) has accepted the promotion of Kakamega Homeboyz and Posta Rangers to the KPL that the same be declared premature, illegal and/or a nullity,” a part of the amended petition read.

Reports further suggest that a number of FKF PL clubs want to be enjoined in the case.