In Summary
  • The FKF president and his media liaison officer Barry Otieno could not be reached for comment.
  • Aduda called on FKF and KPL to work together in organising such a ceremony.

Gor Mahia officials have absolved themselves from blame regarding the lacklustre 2018-2019 SportPesa Premier League trophy presentation ceremony on Saturday at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

The club was officially crowned the season's champions with a last round of games still to be played. It was their 18th title, a record extending feat.

Gor are displeased with the manner in which the ceremony was held, saying that they would have organised a befitting trophy handover if they had been allowed to do things their way.

Club Chief Executive Officer Lordvick Aduda told Nation Sport on Sunday that the initial plan was to have a pompous and elaborate ceremony done in Kisumu on Wednesday during the last home match against Mathare United.

“We cannot coronate ourselves. That match (against Posta Rangers) was not ours, and so there was very little we could do to make it more colourful. And the result is what you saw.

“We did a request SportPesa and the Kenyan Premier League well in advance, asking them to let us use our last match against Mathare United do the handover, but this was turned down at the last minute because apparently the sponsors (SportPesa) had already made logistics to have it done in Machakos.

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