Mathare United undergo coronavirus tests ahead of Sofapaka clash

The Slum Boys will face Batoto ba Mungu of their belated Premier League open after the StarTimes sponsorship tussle

Soccer Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League facet Mathare United believe passed by intention of needed coronavirus assessments earlier than their game towards Sofapaka on January 9.

The Sofapaka discover could presumably per chance be the first one for the Slum Boys since they believe been reinstated by the Sports activities Disputes Tribunal. Mathare United alongside Zoo FC had been expelled by the FKF over the objection they had towards the StarTimes broadcasting deal.

But for the reason that tribunal dominated that the 2 golf equipment be reinstated, they believe been practising in anticipation of their league begins.

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“In accordance to the guidelines that believe been location by the Ministry of Sports activities to boot to Soccer Kenya Federation and regarding the resumption of competitive sports activities in the country, the crew on Thursday underwent Covid-19 checking out,” Mathare United announced on their social media pages.

The most predominant game for the 2008 league champions will seemingly be held in Wundanyi on Saturday. Four days after the conflict towards the Batoto ba Mungu, Mathare United will play Zoo FC earlier than hosting Bandari on January 22

The Slum Boys will then commute to Nakuru and face Ulinzi Stars on January 27 earlier than concluding the month’s duties with a game towards Tusker on January 31.

 Though FKF president Reduce Mwendwa did no longer object to the reinstatement of every Mathare United and Zoo, he used to be categorical the golf equipment is rarely any longer going to journey the money from the StarTimes sponsorship.

“We talked about we are going to attain it, to believe the teams wait on in the league because we don’t believe disorders with them [the teams] and we furthermore appreciate the courts,” Mwendwa informed Aim in an interview. “Then but again, it’s a ways not going to be doubtless to present them grants from the sponsors, they believe refused to recognise the sponsors so how attain we give them grants?

“Will believe to you don’t value TV rights then you can’t receive any money, including the one from the most predominant sponsors BetKing.”

As opposed to the Mathare United vs Sofapaka game, league leaders KCB will seemingly be in movement towards Bidco United, AFC Leopards will host Wazito FC whereas Zoo will seemingly be at Afraha Stadium towards Bandari.

On Sunday, there’ll seemingly be three suits – Nzoia Sugar towards Western Stima, Kariobangi Sharks vs Gor Mahia and Kakamega Homeboyz vs Tusker.

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