Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champion Gor Mahia will not honour the FKF Betway Cup round of 16 match over Coronavirus pandemic.
Gor was to face Posta Rangers on Saturday afternoon at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.
Club chairman Ambrose Rachier said this is due to the government’s directive suspending public gatherings after the first case of the dreaded COVID-19 virus was confirmed in the country on Friday.
“Regrettably, following and relying on the Government statement on coronavirus, we disbanded our team, released the players and cancelled our travelling arrangements to Nakuru. We are now not able to reassemble the team in good time,” a communique from Gor Mahia addressed to FKF and copied to Ministry of Sports and Ministry of Health stated.
“Further, and with respect, our travelling to Nakuru will entail checking into a hotel and mingling with unknown persons against safety precautions. In the circumstances, we request you to reschedule our match against Posta Rangers.”