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Besieged and cash-strapped, KPL now can’t even update their website

As if losing out on an annual multi-million shillings sponsorship deal isn’t enough, the Kenyan Premier League Limited chiefs are now battling accusations of a lack of professionalism in conducting their affairs.

This after sections of fans blasted the league body for not releasing the competitions fixtures on time.

To make matter worse, four rounds of matches into the new season, the league’s body’s website neither indicates fixtures nor the standings.

Also, match results have remained been updated more than a month since the start of the 2017 league season.

The league standings on the Kenya Premier League website has remained unupdated since the beginning of the 2017 season. PHOTO | COURTESY
The league standings on the Kenya Premier League website has remained unupdated since the beginning of the 2017 season. PHOTO | COURTESY

KPL is still reeling following the cancellation of an annual broadcast rights sponsorship deal with SuperSport, which has left the Westlands based body with a Sh300 million hole in their annual budget.

Interestingly, even though SuperSport in their official termination letter indicated they are pulling out of the ten year old arrangement owing to a breach of trade licence agreement, reliable sources indicate the South African based Pay-TV channel’s management was also irked, incidentally, by a delay from KPL to release the league fixtures on time to facilitate smooth planning on among other things, which games will be aired.