Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is on the spot for “taking too long to act” on the appeal that was submitted by Kenya Premier League side Posta Rangers following the elimination from the Gotv Shield Cup months ago.
Posta Rangers were disqualified for fielding former Ulinzi Stars midfielder John Nairuka in their round of 64 match against Timsales that was played in June 26 violating FKF’s new guidelines on player transfers and registrations that came into force on June 1, 2016.
A close source who sought anonymity said “It is painful to see that the tournament is now at the quarter finals stage yet we have not been given the way forward on the appeal process”.
“The club parted with Ksh 100,000 to make an appeal on the ruling that prompted the elimination from the Tournament in June 27,2016 a day after the match.I do not understand why the appeal process is being dragged”
He went on to say that they have tried to reach out to the FKF Chief Executive Officer Robert Muthomi to no avail.
“We have tried to contact the CEO on several occations seeking an explanation on the matter but he has refused to pick our calls,”he added.
The new management came into the office on the platform of change but so far “the authoritative rule of the Former office led by Sam Nyamweya still reigns in the management”.
Efforts to get to the Federation were futile as Ghetto Radio sought for an explanation as to why the decision is taking too long to resolve instead we were informed that the CEO who could comment on the matter was not available.
Posta is the first club to have been affected by the new rules that saw the federation centralize all player transfers and registration as required by FIFA.
Meanwhile criteria for the promotion of the teams playing in the second top division of the National Super League to the Premier League have also raised eye brows with stake holders seeing sinister motives of manipulation from the federation.
“The same situation that was in the last regime”.