Gor Mahia FC head coach Steven Polack has said they cannot celebrate winning the Kenyan Premier League title now.
According to him, the war of words between the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and the Kenya Premier League Limited was not good for football.
Gor Mahia’s 2020 title
On April 30, FKF President Nick Mwendwa announced that the Kenyan Premier League would come to a premature conclusion, prompting protests from the league body.
The football administrator also declared reigning champions Gor Mahia winners of the current season.
However, Polack on Friday said that the club was waiting for final decision on the league from the league body which is legally mandated to run the 18-team competition.
“We haven’t won the title yet, that is ridiculous it has not been confirmed yet and we are not celebrating yet until it is confirmed properly,” Polack said before adding.
“Until it is confirmed properly by whoever is supposed to confirm then we cannot celebrate.”
“It is not official, I can only comment when it is official but it seems we have to wait until May 18 when the curfew will be lifted or not,” he added.
KPL’s five-year tenure as the league running body ends on September 24th when FKF is expected to take over.
On Thursday, KPL also wrote to the Confederation of African Football (Caf) regarding FKF’s decision to declare Gor champions, and the decision to terminate the season with 10 matches to go.
The league games were postponed in early March due to coronavirus pandemic which has so far claimed 29 lives in the country.
Polack has said he would love to win his first KPL title with Gor since he joined in September last year on the pitch rather than through boardroom declarations.
This year’s KPL title was Gor Mahia’s 20th league title and their fourth consecutively.