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Hockey clubs told to pay Sh 1.3m arrears

Nineteen clubs risk being locked out of the Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) league over Sh1.3 million they owe in balances.

In a circular sent to clubs, KHU Chairman Nahson Randiek said teams with outstanding balances could also be docked points if they fail to honour their matches as they have not cleared their arrears.

“The league will go on but no team will be allowed to play without clearing the balance. It is unfair for registered players to play with those who are not appearing in the union’s data base,” Randiek said.

Recently, teams have been handed walkovers due to non-payment.

The Premier League match between Kenya Police and Greensharks was awarded to the latter because their opponent’s had a ‘bigger’ debt.

Last weekend, Kenyatta University could not play their league match against Mombasa Institute in the men’s National League because they have not paid up their dues.

The MSC versus Kenyatta University women’s tie was also called off.

“The union held a meeting with club managers to discuss the best way to handle the matter. We resolved no team with arrears will be permitted to play and opponents will be awarded full points,” Randiek said.