Everything to gain
This past Friday, the former Kenyan Premier League team threw in the towel ending their participation in the 20-team league after 26 rounds of play.
With Mathare Youth out, the 12 teams they were to face in their remaining fixtures have everything to gain – three points without breaking a sweat and spending a coin.
But while teams pick up the points, Mathare Youth is certain to remain out the league system for another two seasons.
Maintain the results
All this is according to the Rules governing the league, released after it kicked off earlier in the season.
Under section d) of Withdrawals and Sanctions in part says; withdrawal in the second leg will attract a fine of Kshs. 80,000/=
Section f) states; Withdrawal in the second leg will maintain the results involving the withdrawing club and all remaining matches awarded on 3 points, 2-0 basis
Banned from FKF competitions for two years
Section g) confirms the duration of Mathare Youth’s will be out; Apart from the fines being imposed on the withdrawing club, such club(s) shall be banned from FKF competitions for two years and shall start from the lowest divisions
Mathare Youth was still to meet Magongo Rangers, KRA, Green Berets, Gatundu Stars, Congo United, Irons Strikers and Administration Police (at home) as well as Moyas, Ligi Ndogo, Sparki Youth and Bidco United in away games.