Shambolic Ulinzi – MKU tie given new kick off date

The shambolic Kenyan Premier League (KPL) round 34 tie between Ulinzi Stars and Mt Kenya United that failed to kick off on Wednesday 29 May will now be played on Sunday 2 June after lengthy deliberation.

The final day of the season fixture for the two teams that was set for the Afraha Stadium, failed to kick-off after it was delayed for more than an hour due to circumstances that could have been avoided.

Late arrival

It all started with MKU, already relegated, arriving late for the 2PM scheduled kickoff, just eight minutes before the start of the match.

MKU players having a small bite to eat shortly after arriving at the Afraha Stadium

But before the game could start, there was another delay, this time due to a clash in jerseys as both teams had donned red kits.

The delay lasted for an hour as MKU sourced replacement kits from a local football team. But by the time they were ready to start the game, officials from the Ulinzi side had seen enough and called the players off the pitch, following consultations with the referees.

Deliberations

Bur after more deliberations between both parties and the Kenyan Premier League, it was decided that the fixture will go on as planned this Sunday at the same venue.

The news will be a relief to the Soldiers’ top marksman this season Enosh Ochieng, who now has the final say on who will claim this season’s Golden Boot Award.

Enosh has racked up 17 goals this season and will need to be at his lethal best to surpass leading scorer Allan Wanga’s tally of 18.