KENYA Could 2020 spell the death of Kenyan football? 3 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 590 As we head into the New Year, Goal poses a serious question; will Kenyan football come back stronger in 2020? The festive season has meant a time to celebrate, but as we enter 2020, Kenyan football finds itself in dire straits, and concerns for the future cannot be ignored. For the past four months or so, Kenyan football has been sinking to the point of oblivion. First, there was the exit of betting firm SportsPesa as the title sponsors for the Kenyan Premier League, which triggered the downward spiral we’re not experiencing in the local scene. Already, Sony Sugar have been relegated from the top flight owing to financial troubles, while Chemelil Sugar could follow soon after skipping two matches. Out of the 17 teams in the KPL, only Tusker, Bandari FC, Wazito FC, Ulinzi Stars. Western Stima and Kakamega Homeboyz are keeping their heads above water amidst the financial crisis. AFC Leopards have already lost five key players, who opted to tender their notice, while at Gor Mahia, three players, led by skipper Kenneth Muguna and Joash Onyango, have also requested to leave. On top of that, Ingwe coach Andre Casa Mbungo has also threatened to quit the Den in less than two weeks if he does not get his accrued salary paid in full. The Rwandan coach claims he is owed five months’ salary, the same as his foreign players at the club – Tresor Ndikumana and Vincent Habamahoro. While all this is happening, no one from the big offices in the football circles is uttering a word, and it begs the question, will Kenyan football improve or it will sink further? Gor Mahia CEO Omondi Aduda insists Kenyan football is currently in a very bad state and will need radical changes to be revived. “Don’t expect any good news in the New Year, the condition will remain the same or might even get worse,” Aduda told Goal. – What Kenyans need to understand is that the sport is currently in ICU and we should stop lying to ourselves. All is not well in Kenyan football, let’s call a spade a spade and state the things the way they are. Not only Gor Mahia or AFC Leopards are suffering, but the whole fraternity is suffering. It is not easy for clubs, AND teams are suffering, look at Chemelil Sugar, a good team from the past seasons but now conceding six goals and above anytime they are playing. is that the Chemelil we used to know? “I don’t think so, we should stop lying to ourselves and state the issues the way they are.” (…) Source: goal.com About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: football in Kenya, sports betting Continue Reading Previous Lawmakers Push For Additional Taxes and Fees on Kenya’s Gambling IndustryNext Lucky Kenyan wins Betway’s Ksh 10mn Multi Bet More Stories EXPERTS KENYA BetEngines launches the first Sportsbook software solution tailor-made for the African market. 4 days ago Adeleye Awakan EXPERTS KENYA Ronald Karauri’s Inspiring Journey from Pilot to SportPesa Billionaire 4 days ago Szarlot KENYA ONLINE The Rise of Crypto Casinos in Kenya 4 days ago Samuel EXPERTS KENYA Betting firms rush to comply with new tax regulations 5 days ago Samuel KENYA ONLINE NCC, NLRC collaborate to fight illicit gamers 6 days ago Samuel BETTING KENYA Bangbet Review: Everything You Need to Know 6 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Which way for betting tax as bill up for debate? 6 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Protected: Kenya: How Betway and SportyBet evaded billions in taxes 7 days ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Altenar details global expansion plans 1 week ago Samuel KENYA LOTTERIES State set to start national lottery to fund sports, arts 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS HOT NEWS KENYA KRA hooks second batch of betting firms on its system 2 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING KENYA Utilize Online Gambling Platforms to Avoid Taxes 2 weeks ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.