Embattled FKF Premier League side risks attracting further punishment from the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) after holding a friendly match against NSL side Talanta FC.
The club said they beat Talanta 2-1 in a closed door friend held at the Goan Institute on Tuesday evening. Martin Werunga and Lennox Ogutu scored the goals.
The match also provided an opportunity for the slum boys to test their new signings as they wait to know their fate.
FKF suspended Mathare from all footballing activities early this week. The Federation said it had been forced into the decision after the club (together with Zoo Kericho) declined to endorse a broadcasting deal between FKF and StarTimes.
The Federation removed the clubs from the FKF Premier league and declared all their players free agents. The players have until December 28, to register for new clubs.
In a letter seen by Sports Plug, FKF warned its members against engaging Mathare and Zoo in any footballing activities.
“Further, in accordance with Article 15(3) of FKF (2017) constitution, all members are advised not to entertain sporting contact with the suspended members,” the federation said in a warning.
It is not clear if FKF will discipline Talanta FC for playing Mathare.
Meanwhile, Zoo Kericho have taken their battle with FKF to the Competitions Authority, challenging their suspension from the league.