Kenyan Premier League (KPL) has imposed a fine of Ksh 0.5M
on AFC Leopards SC for failing to honor their Top Eight fixture against Gor
Mahia FC, on Sunday 29 July, at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani.
According to a press statement signed by KPL CEO Jack Oguda,
Leopards will face severe consequences for not honoring their scheduled match.
-Under the KPL Policy on failure or refusal to honour KPL matches a
club which fails to honour a match for a first offence risk being
fined Ksh.500,000 and loses the match, read the statement.
As per the resolution of the KPL governing council meeting held in Mombasa last week, it was decided that the team that fails to honor the match will also pay for all the damages and expenses incurred in organizing the match.
-At the KPL Annual General Meeting held on Friday July 27, 2012 in
Mombasa the Club Chairmen further stated that the forfeiting club shall be
fully liable and responsible for paying in full any related
penalties or losses of bonuses that may be applied against KPL by broadcast
and/or title rights holder and/or other sponsors and/or any other contractual
obligation, it added.
Due to Leopards unavailability, the match was awarded to Gor who will
now meet Tusker FC in the semi-final.