Gor Mahia might still be celebrating Sunday’s dramatic 3-1 CAF Champions League win against APR of Rwanda, but their fate in the domestic league is still unclear.
The 19 time league winners are yet to kicstart their season in the FKF Premier League even as other teams head to the matchweek three.
Gor is one of four ‘rebel clubs’ which have refused to endorse a broadcasting deal between FKF and StarTimes. The other teams are Mathare United, Ulinzi Stars, and Zoo Kericho.
Sports Plug can now exclusively reveal that FKF is planning to expel the four clubs from the league over failure to commit to the broadcasting deal.
FKF President Nick Mwendwa has convened a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Wednesday to discuss the fate of the rebel clubs. Our sources have intimated to us that the expulsion of the clubs is on the table.
A NEC member, whose identity we cannot reveal for legal reasons, confirmed to Sports Plug that they are meeting on Wednesday.
“Yes I can confirm that the President (Nick Mwendwa) has convened a NEC meeting on Wednesday to discuss various issues concerning Kenyan football,” the official said. He however declined to confirm whether the fate of the four clubs is part of the agenda.
Expelling the four clubs from the league will set ground for a litany of court battles between the clubs and the federation.
Speaking to journalists last week, Gor chairman Ambrose Rachier said the club is ready to honor its league matches.
“We are waiting to honor our match against Zoo Kericho today (Wednesday last week) at 3′ Oclock. I don’t know what has happened, but we are ready to play football,” Rachier told reporters during the launch of Betsafe, the club’s official sponsor.
Gor was set to play Zoo Kericho on Wednesday last week but FKF postponed the match without giving any reason. The federation also postponed the match between Mathare United and Ulinzi.