We were sabotaged! Relegated Stima speaks out
After their relegation from the Kenyan Premier League in 2017, Western Stima chairman Laban Jobita has broken his silence over what was the toughest season for his side in the top tier.
Stima got relegated on the final day in the league on goal-difference but Jobita believes his side wasn't poor in the league but was 'made to go down'.
-It's a tough one to take considering the support we get from our sponsor, Kenya Power. I still don't think we had bad players in 2017, we went down because of sabotage, we were made to go down, he tells Futaa.com.
Jobita says some players and people he refers to as 'stakeholders' played a 'key' role in relegating his team after an impressive 6th place finish in the league in 2016.
-From February to June the saboteurs were some players but we sorted out the issue in June. In the second leg, we were sabotaged by stakeholders. We've identified them and I can promise you we are going to deal with them, we want to have a clean team in 2018 and as such we have to deal with such elements, he added.
The Kisumu based side will be keen on bouncing back from the National Super League for 2019 KPL season.