KPL now say they were given go ahead to allow Patrick Oboya turn out for Gor Mahia on the recommendation of Football Kenya Federation (FKF)
Kenyan Premier League (KPL) have now absolved themselves from Patrick Oboya transfer saga. According to KPL Chief Executive Officer Jack Oguda, they allowed the player to turn out for Gor Mahia after Football Kenya Federation gave them a go ahead for the same.
“We have nothing to do with player registration on Transfer Matching System (TMS). We were advised by Football Kenya Federation that he (Oboya) could play and so we allowed him to turn out for Gor Mahia,” Oguda explained to Goal on Wednesday.
Oguda admitted that KPL did not actually confirm whether the player had acquired an International Transfer Certificate (ITC) allowing him to turn out for Gor Mahia. On Tuesday, Goal exclusively reported that Gor Mahia are staring at possible sanctions from world governing body Fifa over the irregular signing of Oboya.
Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier confirmed they had received inquiry over Oboya on the player. “We have received inquiries from Fifa regarding how we signed the player.
“We have written back explaining our position. Now we have to wait for whatever action they will take. In the meantime, we have pulled Oboya out of the first team squad as a precaution.”