AFC Leopards will not pay the heavy fine imposed on them by
the Kenyan Premier League for failing to honor a KPL Top 8 tie against Gor
Mahia on Sunday 29 July 2012.
Refusal to honour KPL matches
In the buildup to the Sunday game, Leopards gave a list of
reasons as to why they would not honor that tie, and sure enough failed to do
so to hand rivals Gor Mahia a walkover.
-Under the KPL Policy on
failure or refusal to honor KPL matches a club which fails to honour a match
for a first offence risks being fined Ksh.500,000 and loses the match, said an
earlier KPL statement
AFC Leopards were to face
a further fine of an approximately Kshs3.5 Million, direct costs incurred by broadcasters
Super Sport International in arranging for the game.
Result of the disputed match is upheld
However, Leopards can
now breathe easy as they will pay no fine to KPL – as ordered by FKF
-FKF has nullified any
fines imposed on AFC Leopards for not honoring the match in question. The
result of the disputed match is upheld, said a statement from Kenya’s football
The Top 8 will proceed on Thursday 2 August 2012 with two semifinal ties; Gor Mahia Vs Tusker, Sony
Sugar Vs Ulinzi Stars