Beginning next season, it will be automatic that the team that ends up last in the Kenya Premier League (KPL) will be relegated to the nationwide and the top team in the nationwide will automatically gain promotion.
However the second from bottom team in the KPL will go into a playoff with the second placed team in the Nationwide and the winner will be a part of the KPL.
This format will however begin next season.
“Play off will be the second from last team against the second team in the Nationwide league and it will start next season” confirmed KPL’s CEO Jack Oguda when Kenyanfootie.com
sough the clarification.
“This is the way most top leagues operate and we have adapted the same format” said Jack.
In the past three seasons, the last two teams have earned automatic relegation and the best two out of the nationwide have taken their places in the Premier League.
In the current season, Bandari
and Agro Chemicals were relegated and Posta Rangers
and Mahakama took up their positions.