For the second time in six outings, Mt. Kenya United have dished out another walkover as they failed to turn up for a round 30 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) tie against Mathare United that was scheduled for the MISC Kasarani on Sunday 12 May.
The tie was scheduled for a 3PM kickoff but bottom side MKU were nowhere on-sight by the time with football rules dictating that they forfeit the match with a 2-0 scoreline.
This is the team’s second walkover of the season after having given away free points to Gor Mahia late last month. It now means that they risk immediate relegation with the rules not allowing three walkovers from a single team in a single season.
With four matches left to play for the season to conclude, MKU’s chances of maintaining their topflight status remain bleak as they lie bottom of the standings with 18 points, 11 adrift of safety.
The latest incident is also the third this season with Nzoia Sugar also having given away a walkover to AFC Leopards in rather bizarre circumstances earlier in the month.