Kenya Premier League (KPL) has barred Muhoroni Youth from participating in the 2013 premier league for alleged incomplete registration of players.
In a signed statement, KPL Chief Executive Officer Jack Oguda has now directed that Muhoroni Youth lodges a complain with the Indepedent Disciplinary Appeals Committee (IDCC) for further direction on the same.
"Further to our letter dated February 8, 2013 regarding the above noted subject, we regret to inform you that in accordance with the KPL Status and Transfer players policy, you only had five (5) players validly registered from the previous registration for 2012 as at the closing date of mid night January 31, 2013. This means you have no team to participate in the 2013 league season."
"The issue here is late submission, incomplete and unsigned documents, possible forged signatures and in some cases altered contract forms that were not validated by the concerned players and the club. All clubs were sent 30 standard KPL contract forms and you are therefore, wrong to state that you had less forms."
The statement from Oguda added, "For reasons stated above therefore, we are unable to process the late submitted ptayers’ contracts forms that legally are time barred."
"We therefore, direct that you lodge your complaint to the Independent Disciplinary Si Appeals Committee (Idcc) who will give direction how to go about your case, which unfortunately has thrown the exercise in to total disrepute even after the company committed funds for the training of club officials."
Contacted, Muhoroni Youth chairman Moses Adagala denied the claims and insisted that the matter has already been resolved after Football Kenya Federation (FKF) stepped in.
"It is a small matter and we have already explained ourselves. As far as we are concerned it has been sorted out amicably and we are ready to field our new players," said Adagala.
The team signed six new players among them Godfrey Simiyu, Frankline Osama, George Ogola, Enos Ochieng, Kevin Omondi and Peter Okore.
The shock news comes barely hours after Goal.com exclusively revealed that the team, which is currently in its second season in the top flight, is expected to unveil a sponsorship agreement with Muhoroni Sugar over the next few days.
“The players have met the company officials who broke the good news on Friday morning. Everyone associated with the team is delighted. This is a big bonus and motivation wise, the sky is now the limit in terms of performances.”