Chemelil Sugar FC will not participate in the National Super League Pepeta can confirm.
The team had been relegated to the league last season but failed to register its players on time with Football Kenya Federation having set a deadline on November 9, 2020.
A player in the team who sought anonymity revealed to Pepeta that they had been promised by the club chairman that all was fine ahead of the new season but the news was broken to them on Sunday evening.
“Everything was fine according to the chairman. They had promised that the team was active since the main sponsors that are Chemelil Sugar had begun its operations with the farmers having been paid; so everything looked positive. But came Sunday and we were told that the team will, no longer in place.
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“It’s inhuman because we had prepared mentality to be here this season and the time left to join another team is less since everyone had spotted their targets. This might see many of us out of action until the next window when we can find a new home,” the source said.
Reached for comment, coach Charles Odero denied having the knowledge of the team’s disbandment but intimated that things were not yet streamlined.
“I have an ambition of taking the team back to KPL come 2021. I had a chat with the chairman and he promised me all is week but that was last week. I called him on Saturday and he told me that they were still sorting things. I’ve seen the reports of our disbandment on social media but I’ll get back once I talk with the chairman about the same,” Odero said.
Chemelil were slated to host Shabana FC in their first game in the NSL on November 28.
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