The KPL Top 8 tournament will
continue as planned.
This comes after Football Kenya
Federation (FKF) and the Kenyan Premier League had a consultative meeting to
iron out what seemed to be turning out as a mild war in the running of the tourney
reserved for the best eight finishers in the league.
Awarded a walkover
On Sunday 29 July 2012, Gor Mahia
was awarded a walkover after AFC Leopards failed to show up, holding
true their earlier stated position on not turning up for the game.
On Monday 30 July, FKF wrote to KPL, the managers of the Premier League and Top 8 cancelling the walkover awarded to Gor Mahia and
calling for the game to be rearranged and played.
For the interest of the sponsors
- Arising from a meeting held
between FKF and KPL on Tuesday 31 August, where besides replying to the letter
to the federation in respect of the Top 8 match between Gor Mahia and AFC
Leopards SC, that never took off, KPL categorically apologized that they were in the
wrong in the manner in which they handled the preparation of this fateful
- For the interest of the
sponsors and that of football development in the country, FKF has allowed the
Top 8 remaining matches to proceed as per the fixtures
The tournament is now fully back
on track after the meeting and Gor Mahia will face off with Tusker in a semifinal
on Thursday 2 August 2012, the same day Sony takes on inaugural Top 8 winners
Both games will be played at the
Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani. The reverse semis will be played in
the coming week.