Gor Mahia were crowned SportPesa Premier League champions for the third time in a row at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday.
To those lads we say congratulations. Indeed the coronation was very colourful and well organised to say the least. There were times back when crowds would mill into the pitch chanting and happy and generally getting in the way of the organisers of the event.
Journalists trying to cover the event were shoved and pushed and could not even take pictures of the handing over of the trophy. It was mad!
We are very glad that the scenes on Saturday were orderly and very interesting. For that, we must thank the KPL brigade and hope it will even get better. As we go for the recess, what we find baffling is just where these trophies are taken.
Teams that are successful and have large following like Gor Mahia or AFC Leopards have taken lots of trophies in the past. One would expect that they have a trophy cabinets with ample number of silverware. There are organised teams that even charge their supporters who would wish to see the trophies some money.
This is also part of the club earnings. We have never had the occasion to see such things. The silverware just seems to become a secret as soon as the coronation ends.
There are fans that were too young when for example K’Ogalo won the continental Mandela Cup in 1987. They have never seen that trophy and we are sure they shall never see it.
One person in the know hinted that the trophy is in someone’s home somewhere in Nyanza! Just how did it end up there?
Do these clubs even have physical addresses or the chairman’s office is the only place they know?
Well, the trophy was given on Saturday we just wish to ask the officials to think hard about the storage of the clubs silverware. The same goes to AFC Leopards and all the other Premier League teams.
The next season will start in a few months’ time so that we fall in line with the Fifa calendar.
It is time that these teams look for sponsors just to avoid the fate of clubs we love like Mount Kenya.
Those lads had to give walkovers to other teams simply because of lack of organisation by the management.
It is also the time to reorganise and just see what’s wrong with the teams. The KPL is growing and soon it may become something grander than we think it.
It is time for the KPL management too, to see if the matches could get to be televised again just as it was during the SuperSport era.
These few steps could make us much better in the coming season and bring us more respect.
We wish our readers all the best. Till the next season.