Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Players Committee has ruled to have Western Stima docked points for fielding an ineligible player against Tusker FC in a round 2 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) fixture played at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu in December.
The player in question is Kevin Okoth Wayodi who Tusker protested against his involvement in the match as he is a contracted to the Brewers and is on loan at Stima for the duration of a year.
The FKF Players Committee has today ruled in favour of Tusker who will now be awarded the match on a 2-0 score line, Stima had won the match 1-0 thanks to Henry Onyango’s first topflight goal which has now been scrapped off.
The ruling is in accordance with rule 3.5(k) of the Rules Governing Kenyan Football (1998) which states;
“Ineligible Players: A club which fields a suspended or ineligible player will forfeit all matches in which the player was illegally fielded.”
Stima who had been in 4th place with 23 points now drop down to 7th with 20 while Tusker move up to 4th with 25 points.
Aside from the three points deduction, Stima are also ordered not to field Okoth until March 11 when the mid-season transfer window opens and Tusker can re-register him once again.