Sony protests FKF’s ‘interference’ in Leopards match

AFC Leopards forward Jacob Keli is fouled by Sony Sugar defender Alfred Onyango in an earlier match (Image: Courtesy)

Sony Sugar has protested Football Kenya Federation’s (FKF) decision to indefinitely put off the replay between them and AFC Leopards.

Sony chairman Paul Orato has accused the local football governing body of interference with independent bodies after it overruled the Independent
Disciplinary and Appeals Committee’s (IDAC) decision to replay the said match at the Awendo or Kisumu municipal stadium.

“We appeal to you (FKF) to uphold the independence of judicial bodies within the FKF and KPL. There is no provision in the rules of Kenyan football allowing for review of IDAC decisions,” Orato’s statement reads in part.

“By postponing this match, the investments of Sony Sugar as the home team in security arrangements and preparation of the team has for a second time gone to waste as a result of these FKF decisions,” said the statement.

With Leopards having insisted earlier this week that they will not replay the match, the drama is far from over.