Muhoroni Youth in Court to fight survival in KPL

The Muhoroni Youth Football Club has moved to the High Court to fight for their survival in the Kenya Premier League (KPL) after being relegated to lower tier alongside Western Stima.

Muhoroni were relegated to the National Super League after finishing last in the Premier League last season.

In the case presented before Justice David Majanja, Muhoroni is seeking indulgence of the court to issue conservatory orders to retain the club in the Premier League.

The Football Kenya Federation and Kenya Premier League are listed as the first and second respondents respectively in the case.

Muhoroni lawyer, Bruce Odeny said the club was keeping the youth busy, supporting widows and orphans as they await the courts verdict.

He added that the club lacked sufficient funding as its sponsors pulled out, prompting key players to desert the club.

Muhoroni, one of the notable clubs in the Kenya Premier league has struggled over the years to remain top five in the competitive league.

Meanwhile, Kenya Football Federation and Kenya Premier League maintained that the club flouted licensing procedures and some of the players complained of intimidation, poor working environment and going without salaries, among others.

If the court rules in favor of Muhoroni, Vihiga United and Wazito FC that were promoted to the premier league risk being relegated.

Justice Majanja is expected to give a ruling on the matter scheduled to be ruled on 22nd of January 2018.

Source: Kenya News Agency