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Rachier urges KPL to change calender


AMBROSE-RACHIER-2NAIROBI, Kenya, October 7 –Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier is the latest to join the chorus urging the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) to align its calendar with that of Europe.

Rachier said this would avoid the rising cases of players abandoning their clubs mid season to join overseas teams, citing the league leaders’ woes with two of their stars, Dan Sserunkuma and Rama Salim.

“I think its high time Kenya changes its season to run concurrently with Europe, to avoid players signing in foreign countries, abandoning their clubs at the middle of the season.

“We hard a problem with Rama and Sserunkuma who were trying to leave while the league was underway because those other leagues in Europe and Asia have concluded and are able to recruit,” the K’Ogalo boss stated.

Rachier also tipped his side to see out the remaining five matches of the season to clinch their first title since 1995.

“This year has been different in the sense that there has been consistency from the beginning of the year.

“The title is almost getting defined at the moment after the Mathare United match that we won, bearing in mind we still have five matches to go,” he added.

On their abandoned Sony Sugar match, the chairman said his side will abide by the decision Football Kenya Federation appeals committee will rule.

“We want to leave the matter to the appeals committee to make the decision and we will abide by their rule.

“As a disciplined club, we don’t want to force them to do anything so we will always follow legal process” he told Capital Sport.

K’Ogalo who will lock horns with Thika United on Wednesday, are leading the league with 47 points seven ahead of second placed Sofapaka.