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Former KPL Clubs play to draws in Betika Midweek Fixtures

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Former Kenyan Premier League (KPL) teams fought to draws in the Betika Super League (BSL) midweek matches.

It was a baptism fire for the former KPL teams and a taste of the league’s toughness with the entry of new National Super League sponsors Betika.

In the highlight of match the midweek fixures Nairobi City Stars and Ushuru settled for a barren draw at the Hope Centre in Kawangware, Nairobi.

The stalemate preserved Nairobi City Stars unbeaten run this season to remain as the only team in the league not to have lost so far.

Another former top flight league club Shabana fought to 2-2 tie away to AP’s Bomet.

Kenya Police formerly Red Berets when participating in the KPL league were held to a 1-1 draw by Vihiga Bullets.

Mount Kenya United formerly Nakumatt which was relegated from the KPL last season played to a 2-2 against St Joseph’s youth.

Administration Police (AP) was the only team that has featured at top flight level that lost after succumbing to 3-2 home loss to Fortune Sacco.

The midweek matches were the first matches, 24 hours after the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) inked a three year deal worth Sh90 million for the National Super League with gaming firm Betika.

“We can assure you that the league will be tough, competitive and entertaining with this sponsorship as an incentive,” remarked Betika Head of Commercial John Mbatia during the sponsorship signing ceremony.

Collated Midweek Betika Super League Round 14 Results:

Kenya Police 1 Vihiga Bullets 1

APS Bomet 2 Shabana 2

Nairobi Stima 0 Kibera Black Stars 0

Administration Police 2
Fortune Sacco 3

Nairobi City Stars 0
Ushuru 0

Muranga Seal 1 Talanta 0

Modern Coast Rangers 1
Migori Youth 0

St. Joseph’s Youth 2
Mt. Kenya United 2

Coast Stima 3
Bidco United 2

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Government scraps controversial tax on betting

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Government  has scrapped a 20% tax on betting stakes and winnings, which led to the closure of one of the biggest gambling companies in the country.

The removal of the excise duty could see the return of the once vibrant sports betting industry in the country.

The fiscal measure introduced last year attracted strong opposition from betting companies as taxed both the winnings and the amount staked by the person placing the bet.

 

 

This move led to the closure of several companies, including SportPesa which the taxman said owed over $500,000 (£400,000) in tax arrears.

Sportpesa, which has operations in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, the UK and Italy successfully appealed against the new tax at a Nairobi-based tax court last November.

The tribunal ruled that the tax should be charged on winnings, and not the stakes placed.

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Women Referees extol the current FKF for great support extended to the Referees

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Former FIFA Referee and currently FIFA Referee Instructor Dorcas Moraa and Elite FIFA Referee Caroline Wanjala have praised the current Football federation for their contribution towards elevating Kenyan Referees.

The current Federation moved to waive the Physical Endurance Tests (PET) Kshs 3000 fee charge that encouraged more referees to engage in the exercise.

The Federation has diligently conducted quarterly PET and referee training in a move aimed not just at keeping the match officials consistently up-to-date with the Laws of the Game but also at ascertaining their physical readiness to officiate both league and international matches.

“I would like to thank FKF President Nick Mwendwa and the present Federation for their sincere support to the referees in the country,”said Dorcas Moraa.

Elite FIFA Referee Caroline Wanjala continued to echo her counterpart towards the efforts the current Federation has done to improve the state of referees in the country.

“I would like to applaud the current regime for its attempts to boost the country’s performance of referees,” said Caroline Wanjala.

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[Ghana] Kotoko  Should  Be Run  Professionally

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I am coming to Kotoko to help run the club Professionally ,not sidelining the supporters.

I will make sure we have a day with the fans,to make them feel part of the club.

We will share ideas with them,solicit advice from them on all policies.

Kotoko should not be run by one man,all financial burden on a person but it should not be so,all hands should be on deck.

Martin  Osei  Kwaku  Kotoko  Board  Member  told Ghana- Kumasi Base Radio Station  Oyerepa  FM

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