× Digital News Videos Opinion Special Reports Lifestyle Central Coast Eastern Nairobi North Eastern Nyanza Rift Valley Western Business News Stocks Financial Standard Africa Asia America Europe Weird News Editorial Commentary Letters Crazy World Features Entertainment Money & Careers Health & Science Sci & Tech Home & Away Generation Next Cartoon Education Pointblank Environment Travel & Destination Columns Kipkoech Tanui uReport Kiambu Murang'a Nyandarua Kirinyaga Nyeri Baringo Bomet Elgeyo Kajiado Kericho Laikipia Nakuru Nandi Narok Samburu Trans Nzoia Turkana Mombasa Kwale Kilifi Tanariver Taita Taveta Kakamega Vihiga Bungoma Busia Siaya Kisumu Homabay Migori Kisii Nyamira Nairobi Uasin Gishu West Pokot Sunday Magazine The Hague Trial Kenya @ 50 Education and Training Health and Environment Insurance and Financial Security Housing Current Affairs Humour Makau Mutua David Oginde Clay Muganda Comand Your Morning Mohamed Wehliye Wednesday Life Alexander Chagema Arts & Culture Kamotho Waiganjo Barrack Muluka Xn Iraki Urban Rights - By Steve Ouma Branding Voice KCB Fredrick Ogola Sunday Magazine Wanja Kavengi Njoki Kaigai David Oginde Ken Opalo Daisy Maritim Houghton Irungu Hustle News Group Stages Round of 16 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Finals Third Place play-offs Opinion Dr Pesa Podcasts Round Table Sepetuko Eve Woman Ramadhan Special Fact Check Correction Explainers The Standard Insider Blog E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

FKF announces promotion and relegation playoff dates

By Waweru Titus | September 16th 2020 at 04:24:54 GMT +0300

John Njuguna (left) of Ulinzi Stars battles for the ball with Crispin Opondo of Kisumu All-Stars during the Kenya Premier League match on February 23, 2020, at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru. [Photo: Kipsang Joseph/Standard]

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has set the dates for FKF Premier League/National Super League promotion playoff matches ahead of the new season.

Kenyan Premier League (KPL) side Kisumu All-Stars will meet third-placed National Super League (NSL) side Vihiga United in October.

FKF said on Wednesday that a draw will be held to determine which team kicks off the crunch clash at home.

“Dates have been set for the FKF Premier League/National Super League promotion playoff pitting 16th placed KPL side Kisumu All-Stars against third-placed NSL side Vihiga United.

“The first leg has been slated for Wednesday, October 7, 2020, while the second leg will be played on Sunday, October 11, 2020. The winner on aggregate is entitled to a place in the 2020/21 FKF Premier League.

“A draw is set to be held, in accordance with Art. 2.9.2 of the FKF Rules and Regulations Governing Kenyan Football, to determine which team kicks off the tie at home,” FKF said in a statement seen by Standard Sports.

Kisumu All-Stars were placed in the relegation zone (16th position, 9 points) alongside Chemilil and Sony Sugar (18th position, 0 points) before the season was brought to a sudden halt by the coronavirus pandemic in March.

Vihiga United players celebrate after scoring against Ulinzi Stars during their Sportpesa Premier League match played at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega on Dec 9, 2018. Vihiga United won 2-0. [Eric Lungai, Standard]

FKF’s move comes a day after the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) dismissed a petition by KPL challenging a decision by FKF to prematurely end the 2019/2020 season and declare Gor Mahia champions.

On April 30, FKF president Nick Mwendwa cancelled the football season, declared Gor as winners while promoting Nairobi City Stars and Bidco United to the top-tier league.

SDT chairman John Ohaga pointed out that KPL Chief Executive Officer, Jack Oguda, did not follow the correct processes before dragging FKF to the Tribunal.

Ohaga further noted Oguda filed te case without authority from KPL clubs.

"The interested parties in this case explained that no valid resolution had been made by KPL's Governing Council for the filing of the petition. The conclusion thus is that the petitioner filed this case without proper authority from the shareholders and it (the petition) is therefore invalid,” Ohaga ruled on Tuesday.

K’Ogalo chairman Ambrose Rachier echoed Ohaga’s ruling that the petition was improperly placed before the Sports Tribunal.

Gor Mahia team celebrates after winning their Kenya Premier League title at Kenyatta Stadium Machakos on Saturday 25/05/19. [Boniface Okendo, Standard] 

Read More