- Kakamega Homeboyz chairman Cleophas Shimanyula has revealed they are ready to play the remaining rounds of matches in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) if and when they get the green light.
KPL is set to meet next week to determine the fate of the top-tier depending on government directives on the current Covid-19 pandemic, a move that contradicts the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) decision to end the league prematurely.
Also, FKF is set to issue guidelines to clubs on how to resume training ahead of the new season set to kick-off in August should the government lift the ban on sporting activities this Saturday (June 6).
While the FKF and KPL fight for supremacy, Shimanyula says they will follow the statement from the KPL and that they are ready to play the remaining matches to have a deserved league winner.
“We are supporting [KPL] in their efforts to make sure that the league resumes, and remaining matches are played to the end,” Shimanyula said.
“The running of the top-flight falls under KPL and that is why as clubs, we have always remained behind them, it is not a war as such, but they are the ones who must give direction on what should be done in regards to the league” he added.
Shimanyula further said all the clubs are behind KPL, adding that should the league resume, then the KPL should give clubs at least two weeks to train before the action starts.
“If they say we resume and play remaining matches, we are ready, and that is what all the clubs in KPL want, even Gor Mahia who were declared champions are not happy with the decision, they want to play and win matches on the pitch, they are behind KPL,” he added.
He insisted that there is still time to complete the season and prepare for next season.
“If you ask me, we still have much time to prepare and play the matches; we don’t want to relegate teams when they still have a chance to play and avoid being relegated or even Homeboyz, are second on the log and can still win the title, so we should play the matches,” He concluded.