- The FKF president Nick Mwendwa feels the federation rules allow Gor Mahia to be awarded the trophy if the league ends prematurely. Although the KPL has maintained the winner can only be decided with guidelines from the other leagues in Europe and Africa, Gor Mahia insists that the FKF rules should take its course.
The Sofapaka (Batoto ba Mungu) boss believes a decision to award Gor Mahia the trophy will elicit anger amongst clubs in the league. Especially those clubs facing relegation and might bring problems to start a new season.
“I am not against Gor Mahia being crowned the champions if the league ends today but what I know the move will bring a lot of cases in the end,” Kalekwa stated.
“Those teams down there, I mean the teams fighting relegation, will not take the move lightly, a team can proudly say we had nine matches to play and I was sure I will win to stay in the league, so what will you do in such a scenario?” Kalekwa posed the question.
“Chemelil Sugar and Kisumu All-Stars are all ready to fight and stay in the top-flight. When you end the league prematurely and say the season has concluded, you must have answers to give them otherwise we will have court battles which we might take time to solve and might delay the start of the new season,” he added.
When asked what he feels should be done if the league ends prematurely, Kalekwa answered. “We have to wait and get guidance from other leagues, teams have spent money to play in the league and canceling the same will be a waste of money.”
“I think we can still play the nine rounds of matches we have remaining and get a rightful winner and also get the teams to be relegated, it is a very delicate matter which does not need speed to solve, we must be very careful on how to handle this situation or else it will bring more problems to the league,” said Kalekwa.
Gor Mahia is topping the 17-team table on 54 points with a game ahead, leaving Kakamega Homeboyz with a clear seven-point gap while Tusker is third with 46 points.