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KPL to follow precedent by elite leagues to determine champions


KPL to follow precedent by elite leagues to determine champions

The Kenyan Premier League has released an official statement regarding the situation of the 2019/20 season.

The current campaign has been halted by the coronavirus pandemic and it is not clear when things will normalize.

The KPL has stated there is no urgency in determining the fate of the ongoing season and that it will be determined later on after good analysis.

The league managers have also stated they will follow the precedent by elite leagues in the world.

Here is the full statement as obtained by SPORTS AFRICA on April 7.

“Following consultations with the KPL chairman, this is to inform you that the KPL 2019-20 Season remains suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 “Once the pandemic has been contained and the government confirms lifting of the curfew and other control measures put in place to curb the virus, KPL will convene a KPL shareholders meeting/governing council to decide the best way forward that will be good for the integrity of the competition and the clubs and after thoroughly looking at all available options and the pros and cons for each option.

 “As of now, there is no urgency to determine the fate of the current season as the world of football is dealing with unprecedented times as a result of the coronavirus.

 “Top leagues worldwide like La Liga, EPL, Serie A and Bundesliga as well as Fifa, CAF, and Uefa have all suspended their activities until the Covid-19 pandemic is contained and KPL will be guided by best practices in the world of football on how to go about the remaining part of the season.

 “Regarding the KPL players and their contracts, individual clubs will discuss the situation with their players on the way forward during the interim period that the current league is suspended.”

Currently, Gor Mahia lead the standings with 54 points.

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