10 Jan, 15:15
Towards the end of last year, Palos FC from the Lakeside City of Kisumu issued a notice to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) explaining the club's intent to pull out of the National Super League (NSL) 2018 season.
FKF Leagues and Competitions Manager Frank Ogolla has confirmed that the federation will give directions on the criteria for replacement of the well-structured club whose dissolution marked a new low for Kisumu County.
-Palos communicated its withdrawal from the league for the upcoming season. The leagues and competitions committee shall give directions on how the slot shall be filled, read part of the circular to clubs by Ogolla.
Palos FC in the letter dated October 17th, 2017 officially communicated to the federation secretariat their decision to withdraw from the FKF NSL 2018 season due to the financial constraints. While acknowledging the letter, FKF Secretary General/CEO Robert Muthomi thanked Palos for their valuable contribution to the growth of the beautiful game.
-FKF appreciates the contribution and the role you and your team has played in the growth and development of football in Nyanza region and the country as a whole since its inception since 2013. Meanwhile, the FKF-NSL 2018 season kicks off on February 10th with a total of 20 teams up from 19 teams last season.
Moses Adagala led Muhoroni Youth and Western Stima joined the league after being relegated from the top tier Kenyan Premier League while Kakamega glamour boys Green Commandos, Kangemi All-Stars and Coast Stima join the second tier after being promoted from the third tier FKF Division One League.
The league takes a break from June 2nd, 2018 after the conclusion of the first leg and resumes with the second leg from July 7th, 2018 to November 4th, 2018. Venues that will be used for the matches are Camp Toyoyo, Hope Center, Kasarani Stadium (Nairobi), Narok Stadium, Moi Stadium (Kisumu), Bomu (subject to approval) and KPA Mbaraki (Mombasa), Sudi Stadium (Bungoma), Kipchoge Keino Stadium (Eldoret), Awendo Stadium, Muhoroni Stadium, Afraha Stadium (Nakuru) and Thika Stadium.