Kogalo scraped through to the 3rd round of the FKL cup. In a bizzarre turn of events,
Gor Mahia is a beneficiary of a resolution passed by clubs during the grand draw held on June 22 at the Nyayo‘s Kenya National Sports Council (KNSC) boardroom. “All representatives of the teams participating in the tournament at the meeting signed the clause that allowed five losers in the second round to be allowed to sail to the third round.
However the decision has been met with howls of derision by other clubs, most notably Sofapaka and Congo United. Congo United coach Gilbert Selebwa told Supersport.com early Thursday that it was absolute meaningless to feature in the tournament if losers will be allowed to continue in the event.
“This is a knock-out tournament. We cannot admit losing teams through the back door. Those who lost should accept defeat and move on. Otherwise this tournament will be rendered meaningless,” said Selebwa.
Sofapaka Chief Executive officer (CEO) Pastor Jimmy Amboje said the rule was “pure robbery” to winning teams and argued that they will protest the decision.
The above comment from Sofapaka is ironic considering that they led the charge to boycott the FKL cup.
The decision is a relief for Gor Mahia fans, many of whom are eager to see the club play continental football.