Kenya Premier League Chairman James Musyoki has hinted that Gor Mahia could be stripped off their Top 8 win against Ulinzi Stars if it is proved they fielded four foreign players.
Musyoki said in a phone interview from London that most of the rules of the league apply to the Top eight tournament.
“There is no big difference between the rules governing the league and the Top 8 competition. Most of the rules are the same,” he told Goal.com.
Musyoki said the KPL officials will arrive back home on Tuesday and address the issue then.
On Saturday, Ulinzi Stars petitioned Kenya Premier League demanding to be awarded the match they lost to Gor Mahia 4-2 on post-match penalties.
The former league champions have already put in an appeal to the league company citing an irregularity by their opponents.
Ulinzi's claim points out the fact that Gor Mahia fielded four foreign players, goalkeeper Ivo Mapunda (Tanzanian) and three Ugandans Dan Sserunkuma, Israel Emuge and Ivan Anguyo.
“This was clearly against the KPL policy and we are demanding to be awarded the match,” Ulinzi Chief Executive Officer Joel Birgen told Goal.com.
However, Gor Mahia vice-chairman David Kilo said the rule cited by Ulinzi only applies to KPL matches and not tournaments.
“It is the same like the KPL Charity Cup where we were allowed to make as many as six substitutions. Their argument does not hold water.”