- Despite the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) decision to annulled the 2019/2020 season, declare Gor Mahia champions and relegated Chemelil Sugar FC, the Sugar Millers patron Moses Adagala maintains that the club has not been relegated.
In May 2019, FKF ended the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) league prematurely owing to the COVID 19 pandemic. The move led to the relegation of the Sugar Millers and Adagala disputes the move and hopes that the Sport Dispute Tribunal (SDT) can reinstate the club back to the top tier.
Chemelil Sugar joint effort with KPL to seek a reverse to the FKF decision that now lies in the hands of the SDT – so far ruled that the case will be granted a full hearing.
“I am astonished that you are saying Chemelil Sugar have been relegated but for now we are nor relegated since we are still in court,” Adagala said.
“We are opposed to the federation move to relegate Chemelil Sugar and declare Gor Mahia champions and saying that Chemelil Sugar are relegated, that is not the truth at all,” he added.
Sugar Miller’s patron blast Mwendwa’s actions claiming there are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the decision.
“What Mwendwa (FKF president) did was to cancel the league when Chemelil Sugar had played 15 games while Gor Mahia had honored 13 matches. So the assertion that the first leg table was used to relegate teams and declare champions, there is a lot of unanswered questions there.
“That is why we headed to the court to seek the truth and I am hopeful God will help us get just the truth,” the Muhoroni Youth patron continued.
He further explained the reason behind the struggling Nyanza and Western clubs and how his arrival would have ensured Chemelil Sugar remain in the top-tier.
“The Sugar belt clubs; Sony Sugar, Nzoia Sugar, and Chemelil Sugar have been struggling due to the harsh economic environment their sponsors are operating in,” Adagala explained.
The administrator further claims that he had implemented things that would have seen the club remain in the top tier and so players were well motivated too.
“The players actually were motivated and went ahead to produce better results,” Adagala concluded.