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Another KPL walkover looming

Friday October 18 2019

Tindi Biko of Chemelil Sugar FC (right) holds off AFC Leopards’ Kamura Robinson during their Sportpesa Premier League match at Moi Stadium, Kisumu on January 17, 2019. AFC won the match 2-1. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA |

Tindi Biko of Chemelil Sugar FC (right) holds off AFC Leopards’ Kamura Robinson during their Sportpesa Premier League match at Moi Stadium, Kisumu on January 17, 2019. AFC won the match 2-1. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

JEFF KINYANJUI
By JEFF KINYANJUI
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Chemelil Sugar will not honour their Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match against Bandari on Saturday at Mbaraki Stadium in Mombasa, club chairman Collins Agai has confirmed.

The team is in deep financial crisis since parent company Chemelil Sugar has not been operational while clubs no longer receive grants from KPL following the exit of title sponsors SportPesa. Agai also revealed that they owe players salaries and allowances for the past eight months.

“The sugar industry is in doldrums and this has affected our operations as a company and also the team. We are unable to travel to Mombasa for the game against Bandari and have officially informed KPL on the same,” Ogai told Nation Sport.

“The situation in the league is very dire now financially and only teams backed by big organizations will survive. Around eight teams only are in good standing financially at the moment and that is why we had petitioned the KPL to suspend the league until we find a solution,’’ he added.

Sony Sugar are also not likely to honour Saturday's match against Tusker at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

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