Gor Mahia boss to chair KPL for longer period

K'Ogalo boss will be at the helm of KPL for one year, not six months

Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier will be the head of KPL until the end of 2017 season.

The K’Ogalo boss was elevated to the KPL chairmanship following James Musyoki’s resignation and KPL limited confirmed his new status in a communique sent to media on February 16.

The statement installed Rachier at the helm of KPL for a period of six months but he has told Goal that the league’s management does not provide it that way. He says that the law only allows one to become a chairman having been a club’s chairman for a period of at least one year thereby asserting that Tusker’s new chairman Daniel Aduda has to serve for one year before becoming the KPL chairman.

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“That’s a hot seat; Musyoki (James) was there for less than a month and left. So you can imagine me being there for three years and another stint. It’s not six months; I’m there for one year. No person shall become chairman of KPL unless they have served as chairman of a club for one year.  That’s the law, for example if another person is elected to chair Gor Mahia now and the club wins the league, he does not immediately become the KPL chairman.”

Rachier is one of the four KPL officials, who have been charged with misconduct by the Football Kenya Federation.

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