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SuperSport’s exit hits KPL clubs hard in grants

10:45 AM IST 02/05/17
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Clubs in KPL will start feeling the pinch of SuperSport’s exit since the monthly grants will reduce by 50% from June

Kenyan clubs have started to feel the real effect of SuperSport’s contract termination with Kenyan Premier League Limited.

During their stay in the country, the South African company boosted the league manager’s grants kitty to an extent that every club used to bag home Sh600, 000 per month. With their absence, the figure will now drop with almost 50% beginning June as confirmed to Goal by KPL Chairman Ambrose Rachier.

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The Gor Mahia boss has explained that SuperSport were to pay Sh79 million in June but their exit means that KPL have to do with what they have. "Supersport have gone with Sh79million unpaid; that is what they were scheduled to pay in June and you know we are not going to get that now. The grants for every club have now dropped from Sh600, 000 to Sh337, 000."

Another huge blow is that the top flight matches are not being beamed on television following the exit. The broadcasting company terminated their contract at the beginning of April citing Sports Disputes Tribunal’s ruling which insinuated that KPL were not direct managers of the country’s football as the main reason.

They have also cut ties with Ghana Premier League and Nigerian National Football League.