Gor Mahia FC head coach Steven Polack claims that there is a plot by some of the Kenyan Premier League clubs calling for the cancellation of this season so as to deny K’Ogalo their fourth consecutive title.
According to Polack, these clubs and their coaches pressurize Kenyan Premier League (KPL) to declare this season null and void.
“There is a scheme by coaches to ensure Gor Mahia is not declared champions,” Polack was quoted saying by Nairobi News.
“What has shocked me is that many of them know the law but are deliberately refusing to apply it,” he added
The British tactician added that FKF rule on determining the winner and the teams to be promoted is very clear in case the league is not completed due to natural calamity, political wars and other factors.
“Let me ask them. If it was their teams that were leading in the league, would they opt for cancellation?
“They can use their numbers to influence KPL but we shall insist that the rule of law is used in any case the league matches doesn’t resume,” he added.
Kisumu All-Stars, Posta Rangers, Western Stima and Mathare United coaches have all publicly declared that the league should be canceled if the remaining 10 matches are not played.
AFC Leopards, Kakamega Homeboyz and Bandari claim that other options that don’t discriminate against other teams should be used to determine the winner.
Wazito coach Stewart Hall is the only KPL tactician who has so far called for Gor Mahia to be handed the trophy in the same situation.
What does KPL say?
Meanwhile, KPL CEO Jack Oguda said they are yet to decide on the issue but agreed that the FKF rules are part and parcel of the league management body.
“Those rules are for us because we work under the federation.”
“We shall decide on the way forward because our move shall be informed by the government decision concerning coronavirus,” he said.
Gor Mahia is still leading the log with 54 points followed by Kakamega Homeboyz who are on 47 points in the second position.