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We'll dance at home

PULSE
By | July 1st 2011

By OMULO OKOTH

 Sony Sugar FC are ready to forfeit their KPL points if pushed to the wall - to play Gor Mahia 'at home' in Nakuru tomorrow.

“We are not ceding ground. We must play at Awendo by all means and we shall not allow KPL to push us from our preferred venue. We are ready for anything (read forfeit points),” said Christopher Odero, Sony FC Chairman.

“We are taking this very seriously. In fact, I have been mandated by the company to take the protest to the KPL AGM, which will be in Mombasa tomorrow (today) because it is a feeling by the management that we are not being treated well,” said Odero.

Fans demonstrated in the sugar belt town of Awendo on Tuesday when word leaked that the much-awaited match would be played in Nakuru due to security concerns.

Unbeknown to Sony Sugar management and officials of the club, majority of those who protested are Gor Mahia fans, who may not be able to travel all the way to Nakuru.

They have been waiting with bated breath for the day K’Ogalo would descend on Awendo. Odero said they received a KPL letter on Wednesday offering help for the match to be moved to Nakuru.

“But we know only too well that that help will be deducted from our financial entitlement at the end of the season,” said Odero.

“We can mobilise security within Migori County to ensure the match is played in a conducive atmosphere,” he said.“The notice was obviously too short to erect a perimeter fence because it involves procurement procedures. But KPL should be reminded that we have hosted Gor Mahia successfully in the past,” said Odero.

Effort to get comment from KPL Chief Executive Jack Oguda or Technical and Logistics Manager Frank Okoth were fruitless as they did not answer our calls or respond to text messages we sent them.

 

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