Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia were eliminated from the Betway Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Cup after failing to honour their round of 16 match against Posta Rangers at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Saturday, March 14th, 2020.
The Mailmen were set to play the 10-time cup champions at 15:30hrs but the 10 times champions failed to show up at the venue for the knockout match.
Gor Mahia had earlier written to FKF calling for the match to be postponed following a government directive against public gathering which included games.
As the Gor Mahia management wrote to have the match postponed its players were on a go-slow since Thursday, March 12th threatening not to turn up and play over non-payment of their dues.
“Following the Government statement on coronavirus released, we disbanded out team, released the players and canceled our traveling arrangements to Nakuru,” said the Ceo of Gor Mahia, Ludovick Aduda.
The mailmen vice-chairman, Mr. Gichuki Njeru said they went for the game respecting the FKF’s directive as far as the precautionary measures on the coronavirus pandemic are concerned.
“We respected the federation’s decision that FKF matches take place and traveled to Nakuru for the match. If the walkover is officially given to us we expect to go to the next round,” said Gichuki.