Mashemeji Derby won’t be played unless FKF pays AFC Leopards and Gormahia.
Gor Mahia defending Football Kenya Federation Premier League champions and AFC Leopards have composed a joint letter to FKF president Nick Mwendwa taking steps to blacklist Saturday’s class Mashemeji Derby in case they are not satisfied their obligations.
The two groups are booked to play at Nyayo Stadium this end of the week, with the two sides enthused about dominating the match to get the boasting rights.
With Tusker and KCB driving the title race, Kenya’s two most mainstream clubs have been decreased to simple members, and what they are focusing on is to complete as high as could really be expected.
For what reason are Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards compromising not to play?
“While you [FKF] are obliged to make regularly scheduled installments of sponsorship awards, you have purposefully disregarded, fizzled as well as would not dispatch to us the said sponsorship allows on schedule and here and there by any means.
To this end you have fizzled as well as wouldn’t transmit to us in full the Startimes, BetKing and Youth Team sponsorship as of date,” read a joint letter endorsed by Ambrose Rachier and Dan Shikanda and acquired by Goal.
“Moreover, while the sponsorship of [FKF] Shield Cup has been paid to you by the supporters, you have disregarded, fizzled as well as wouldn’t give the triumphant club and the other participants their due and legitimate installment.
“You have disregarded, fizzled as well as wouldn’t dispatch Ksh 2 million to Gor Mahia and Ksh 1 million to AFC Leopards as the separate champs and sprinters up of the [FKF Shield] Cup.
“This is, hence, to educate you that except if all the exceptional sponsorship awards and the [FKF Shield] Cup sponsorship cash of Ksh 2 million to Gor Mahia and Ksh 1 million to AFC Leopards is paid by 4.00 pm 30th July 2021, we won’t respect the alliance match scheduled for Saturday 31st July 2021.”
What is FKF’s reaction?
Organization CEO Barry Otieno explained why awards have not been paid and the underlying comprehension between the people in question.
“To begin with, there is no connection between the FKF Shield Cup and the alliance match,” Otieno told Goal.
“For clearness purposes, we had concurred with Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, Equity FC, and Bidco United that they will get their Shield monies by August 5, today [Friday] isn’t that concurred date.
“A few clubs needed us to pay them in real money however we denied since the Federation doesn’t work that way and we requested bank subtleties where the monies will be stored.
“On the issues of class awards, there has been a postponement from our business accomplices in regards to the payment of the equivalent and it has been conveyed to every one of the groups. We are expecting that by August it ought to be paid relying upon the accessibility of assets inferable from the novel test achieved by Covid-19.
“Once more, we have conventions that ought to be followed when mentioning to delay a match. It ought to be conveyed 72 hours before the game and none of the clubs have done that.
“We feel there are some fundamental issues inside the clubs which we would prefer not to broadly expound. As we comprehend, the game is on, yet assuming it doesn’t occur, the FKF Leagues and Competitions Committee will figure it out.”