Stima in trouble for fielding Okoth against parent club Tusker


Stima in trouble for fielding Okoth against parent club Tusker
Western Stima FC players celebrates victory against Mathare United FC during their SportPesa Premier League match at the Moi stadium in Kisumu on May 12, 2017. Western Stima FC won 3-2. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Western Stima risk being deducted three points after fielding an ineligible player in their match against Tusker FC last month.
  •  According to FKF Player Status Committee, the power men have been found guilty of breaching player loan terms.
  • The power men fielded midfielder Kevin Okoth in the narrow 1-0 win over Tusker in a league, making the player feature against his parent club, the brewers, contrary to the loan agreement between the two clubs.

Western Stima risk being deducted three points after fielding an ineligible player in their match against Tusker FC last month.

According to FKF Player Status Committee, the power men have been found guilty of breaching player loan terms.

The power men fielded midfielder Kevin Okoth in the narrow 1-0 win over Tusker in a league, making the player feature against his parent club, the brewers, contrary to the loan agreement between the two clubs.

In its ruling, the Committee noted thus: “Having reviewed the documents submitted by the two clubs, and having considered submissions made by all the parties, including the player himself, the Committee’s decision is that the player has a three year’s contract with Tusker FC running from January, 2018 to 30th December, 2020, and the player was loaned to Western Stima FC for a period of one year ending December 2018.”

The ruling also established that as per the loan terms the player was not eligible to face his parent club.

“The player ought not to have played for Western Stima FC in their match against Tusker FC as per the loan agreement,” the statement read.

The ruling, in essence, leaves Stima between a rock and a hard place as the grim danger of losing the three points looms large.

The Kisumu based power men have had an impressive start to life in the 2018/19 Premier League sitting fourth on the log on 14 points, six adrift of leaders Mathare United.

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