Kenya Premier League Side Wazito FC are the latest Side to add their voice into the ongoing discussion surrounding the suspension of the League.

A number of KPL Clubs have already petitioned the League’s governing body to have the competition suspended due to the ongoing financial crisis that has engulfed a number of Clubs.

Many Clubs are unable to pay their players and staff due to the lack of sponsors while even some with sponsors are still struggling to make ends meet.

With calls now growing for the League to be Suspended, Wazito FC through the Club’s CEO, Dennis Gicheru have shared their sentiments with the football quarters in the Country.

According to Gicheru, Suspending the League will not be a permanent solution to the many problems facing the KPL and as such calls for the same are uncalled for.

“I would look beyond the suspension motion. I believe that the latter motion is purely short-term motion which is driven by football politics,” he said in an official statement seen by Sportsplug.

“In my view, such tough times should call for a critical thought into a long-term solution. Let Clubs brainstorm on a wholistic model from a legal and financial point of view that will make clubs self-sustainable in the future,” he added.

Gicheru has stated that the suspension of the KPL is purely a ‘fishing exepedition’.

He stressed that for the League to grow and attract sponsors, Professionalism should be employed in all it’s dealings and activities.

“I believe if we package the league into a professional system in terms of marketing then it will attract sponsors and in the long run create a set up that will have financial grounds anchored on deep roots,” he concluded.

Gicheru’s sentiments come just days after Kakamega Homeboyz with the backing of 5 other clubs petitioned the KPL to suspend the League.

The other Clubs are: Chemelil Sugar, Sony Sugar, Nzoia Sugar, Mathare United, Kariobangi Sharks and Kisumu AllStars.

The Clubs want the KPL to convene a special Governing Council meeting to discuss the way forward as hard times continue to bite.

This season has already seen one club hand in a walkover in their backyard. Sony Sugar FC became the first KPL Side to hand in a walkover when they failed to turn up for their match against AFC Leopards at the Awendo Green Stadium.

Clubs like Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards are struggling to make ends meet and have had to make do with the little donations they get from fans.