Kakamega Homeboyz have compiled evidence to challenge the coronation of Tusker as FKF Premier League champions for the 2021-22 season.
Tusker and Homeboyz were tied at 63 points at the end of the season, but the Ruaraka brewers edged them on goal difference, of only four.
Homeboyz have cited four key matches, which ended in a controversial manner and their verdicts about complaints had not been reached, as the reason they will move to court to challenge the decision by the FKF caretaker committee to hand Tusker their 13th title.
n a statement obtained by GOAL.COM, Homeboyz have pointed to the Ulinzi Stars versus Sofapaka fixture which was played on January 8 at ASK Showground. In the game, Sofapaka protested that the home team had made inadequate procurement of ambulance and as such refused to play.
Despite Sofapaka filing the case with the caretaker committee, the case could not be heard and no verdict was given on the match. Another fixture in question is the game involving Gor Mahia and Vihiga Bullets played on February 8, which was abandoned after crowd trouble and the committee never delivered a ruling.
“The match was abandoned at half-time after the visiting club, Vihiga refused to resume play citing insecurity but despite objection raised by Gor Mahia, the committee could not hear the case,” read part of the statement.
The other match involves Ulinzi Stars against AFC Leopards played on March 9 at Kericho Green Stadium. In the said fixture, AFC Leopards protested that the home team, Ulinzi Stars, had adequate procurement of ambulance services and refused to play.
The fourth match was between Tusker and Gor Mahia played on April 9 at Thika Stadium, where Gor raised a complaint about crowd trouble in protest of a goal scored by the home team but the outcome of the case was yet to be made public.
Talking to the local website, Shimanyula said; ”
“It is true we have compiled our evidence and before the end of this week, we will file the protest with Sports Disputes Tribunal,” Shimanyula told GOAL on Tuesday. “We are surprised that the FKF committee proceeded to crown Tusker even before they issued the verdict of the matches raised in our complaint letter.
“We have four matches whose case had not been decided but they moved ahead to coronate Tusker, we don’t know what criteria they used to reach the decision [to confirm Tusker as champions] whereas the outcome of the cases was yet to be determined.”