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Koth Biro football tournament called off indefinitely

Last updated 3 months ago | By Odero Charles

God Above All FC's Peter Njoroge looks helplessly as Nickson Omondi (left) of South B Combined drible ball past during the 40th edition of Koth Biro finals against GAA Huruma at Ziwani grounds on Jan 7, 2018. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

The 2020 edition of the annual Koth Biro football tournament has been called off.

This is after last year's winners Kingston FC invaded the pitch to demand their prize money from the organizers.

Last year's team and individual prize money were not paid after the sponsor cancelled all their partnership engagements after a tax tussle with the government.

 “The tournament has been suspended indefinitely after last year’s winners dubbed Kingston FC invaded the pitch to demand their prize money,” the management statement read in part.

“Koth Biro is a reputable tournament running for 46 years, we have had several sponsors and we have always honoured our promise to award the brave and brilliant teams who emerge victorious,’’ it further added.

“Our promise to the public and all the players is we promise to honour our agreement with the winners of last edition.”

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