Migori Youth Football Club has is safe from the claws of relegation after being awarded their National Super League (NSL) match number 353- played against St Joseph’s Youth on a 2-0 basis.
This comes after the Migori side complained about the hosts fielding an ineligible player in the tie- and the Football Kenya Federation, taking note of this, has awarded the full share of spoils from the match to Migori Youth.
The win means Migori Youth now sit fourth from bottom in the 20-team NSL log and are four points away from their closest survival challengers Green Commandos.
In the communique sent to media houses by the federation, the FA reveals that the ineligible player William Odunga had accumulated two red cards before the Migori meeting.
”We are in receipt of a match complaint from Migori Youth FC dated 3rd June 2019 over the fielding of an ineligible player, William Odunga by your team during the NSL Match No. 353, Migori Youth FC vs St. Joseph’s Youth FC played at Awendo Green Stadium on Saturday, 1st June 2019.
As per the attached communication sent to you on Friday, 31st May 2019, the mentioned player was suspended for the match having accumulated two red cards in a season.” reads the release.
The FKF further goes ahead to release and official updated table standings after the 2-0 outcome that sees Migori Youth stay safe.
”Guided by FKF Rules and regulations, we wish to inform you that your club has forfeited the match and the same has been awarded to Migori Youth FC on a 2-0, 3 points basis,” it concludes.
The three bottom placed teams- Green Commandos, Kangemi All Stars and Thika United are therefore all relegated heading into the final day of the season.