Muranga United is as good as out of the second tier Division One.
This comes after the team failed to honor its weekend games against Brighter Stars in Lamu on Saturday 6 April 2013 and against Malindi’s Maweni City on Sunday.
The two skipped games add on to a missed game in the past weekend, on Sunday 31 March, when the side failed to show up at the Hope Centre for a clash with KRA.
According to the rules that govern the 2013 division one league, any side that fails to honor three games in a season, continuous or collectively, will be booted from the league.
Muranga United mentioned to futaa.com they failed to travel for the Coastal games as the team was attending to a funeral of family members of one of its players – an occurrence they state they communicated to FKF in good time.
Did no grant
While confirming receipt of the communication – not in writing but on phone, FKF also confirms not to have granted Muranga United a postponement.
-They called on Thursday and gave reason why they will not travel for their weekend games. But after looking into the reasons, FKF did not grant a postponement. They should have travelled for the games, said the Chair of Leagues and Competitions Doris Petra.
With Muranga United a now show in both Lamu and Malindi, the home teams are happy beneficiaries of walkovers that come with 2-0 score lines and three free points.
Sources very close to futaa indicate that Muranga United’s participation in the league is being dogged by internal wrangling of officials.