Hard-headed Nzoia give AFC Leopards free points
The Sugar millers warmed up at an unmarked Mumias Sports Complex as Ingwe waited at Bukhungu
Nzoia Sugar’s refusal to accept a change in venue for their clash against AFC leopards on Wednesday has ended up in Ingwe earning three free points after they were handed a walk over by the Kenyan Premier League.
Nzoia wanted the match to be played at their alternate home ground in Mumias as their initial home turf at the Sudi Stadium in Bungoma cannot host a high risk match.
The Kenyan premier League management had asked the match be played at Bukhungu to allow for live coverage as part of a double header with Tusker playing Homeboyz in the late kick off. However, Nzoia stuck to their guns and instead headed to Mumias for the game.
AFC travelled to Bukhungu in Kakamega and were in for the match but Nzoia were a no show, resulting into the match officials calling it a walk over after quarter an hour.
Nzoia tweeted a photo of their players in Mumias warming up waiting for the game. They had argued that as the home team, it was their prerogative to choose a venue for their home game and with Mumias listed as their alternate home ground to Sudi, would play the game there.
This is the second walk over handed to a team within one week after Mount Kenya United players last week refused to honor their match against Gor Mahia in Machakos protesting lack of pay.