05 Dec, 14:09
Kenyan Premier League side Thika United has moved to the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) to stop the two-legged KPL play-off clashes pitting them against Ushuru FC slated for Wednesday 6 December and Sunday 10 December.
Thika finished 16th in KPL while Ushuru finished 3rd in the National Super League in 2017 and are scheduled to face off to determine which side will play in KPL in 2018.
Thika have been reluctant to take part in the play-off and have now moved moved to court to stop the matches. They insist that Football Kenya Federation should honor the 2015 Mou between KPL and FKF which states that top two teams will be promoted to KPL from the second tier while bottom two in KPL will be relegated to the second tier.
In preparations for the playoffs, Ushuru played against AFC Leopards at Camp Toyoyo and earned a 3 - 3 draw. Thika the hosts in the first leg fixture has that there would be no gate charges.