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Relegation blow: High Court uphold KPL decision

Relegated Muhoroni Youth suffered another big blow when the High Court dismissed the case challenging its relegation from Kenya Premier League (KPL) to National Super League after the end of 2017 season.

A court sitting in Kisumu dismissed the case with costs as Nyanza based team applied to be reinstated in the KPL but High Court Judge David Majanja ruled that the club did not demonstrate that the decision to relegate it is grounded on unreasonable rules.

Muhoroni had finished the KPL last in the 18 team format and they were seeking to be reinstated, which Majanja decline saying:

“The club also finished bottom of the standings in the 2017 KPL season adding that despite a decision by the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) to reinstate them to play in the previous season damage had been done.”

Muhoroni had gone to court seeking to overturn their demotion from the top tier league, arguing that their late inclusion into the new season by the tribunal had affected their season.

The sugarbelt side alongside Sofapaka started the season almost three weeks after the rest of the teams owing to a case at the tribunal over their dismissal by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) after failing to pass the Club Licensing test.

Justice Majanja says both the FKF and the KPL are all in agreement that the decision to relegate the team is correct.

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