Tuesday, November 15


Football Kenya Association has finally made a decision on the mode of promotion to next year’s Kenya Premier League (KPL).
The association’s acting Secretary General, Lodvick Aduda said yesterday that two teams,one each from the previous Kenya Football Federation (KFF) Nationwide League and Football Kenya Nationwide would be promoted.

“The National Executive Committee (NEC) agreed on this mode of promotion during the last meeting and all the teams have been informed,” he said. Following the decision three teams taking part in the former KFF Nationwide league have a chance to participate in the KPL for the first time.
They include Ligi Ndogo,Muhoroni Youth and Kariobangi Sharks.Ligi Ndogo are top of the standings with 63 points after winning 2-1 at Nanyuki while Muhoroni are second on 61 points with Kariobangi Sharks third on 59 points.

The table standings were confirmed by the KFF disciplinary committee during their meeting last Friday following a dispute by the clubs. The committee met to deliberate on pending issues in the competition following several complaints over unplayed matches.

Former KFF chairman, Simon Mugo,who chairs the committee said there are now no issues with the league and hopes for a fair finish at the end of the season. With four matches to go, any of the three teams can ascend to the top league.

In the former Football Kenya Nationwide league, Nairobi Stima are top of the league with 46 points.

At second position is Oserian who have 45 points and former KPL side Agrochemicals are third also on 45 points.

In some of the matches played at the weekend, Administration Police hit Mathare Youth 2-0 on Sunday at City Stadium. The law keepers score their first goal through Nicodemus Asumwa while Maurice Omondi score the second.Adminstration moved to ninth position in the standing on 38 points while Youth remain in 13th position and have to fight against relegation.

Finlay Horticulture shocked Kenya Revenue Authority 3-2 in a match played in Naivasha at the weekend.

The loss pushed KRA down to fifth position in the standing.