Why Kenyan league won’t resume soon

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 00:00 |
Bandari FC defender Bernard Odhiambo takes on KCB striker Enock Agwanda in a recent KPL match. Photo/PD/DAVID NDOLO

Nairobi, Tuesday

The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) will not resume as tentatively set on April 4.

KPL had set the date to resume top-flight action after a three-round suspension of matches owing to a State directive banning all sporting activities for 30 days, after the country confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country.

With the situation currently getting worse in the country, and the number of  Covid-19 infections reaching 59 on Tuesday, KPL CEO Jack Oguda told Goal circumstances do not allow the league to take off.

“It will not be possible to resume the league as earlier set. We cannot start the league under the current situation and we now must wait for the directive from the government when things are ready to roll out,” Oguda he told Goal on Tuesday.

“We already have a curfew imposed on  Kenyans and it won’t make sense if we start the league now, the curfew itself is for the next 21 days or so and that goes beyond April 4,” he added. 

“All I can say is we will wait for the government to give us direction. We will wait for them to confirm when things have improved.

We are praying hard that this virus is defeated and things return to normal. Things are getting tough but I hope with time everything will be brought under control.”  -Goal

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