By Rebecca Magoma
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Women Premier League Zone B side Nyamira County Starlets have been relegated from the country’s topflight league to Division One by the national football governing body FKF for failing to honor matches.
The Nyamira-based side recorded three walkovers in the first half of the season hence this disciplinary action which includes suspension for the rest of the season.
Starlets failed to honour league matches against Wadadia, Eldoret Falcons and Oserian Ladies thereby going contrary to the rules.
The team was served an official letter that was signed by FKF CEO Robert Muthomi.
Part of the letter reads: “A club which fails to honor three league matches in the same season without providing written explanations acceptable to the committee will be suspended for the rest of the season, will be relegated to a lower league for the next season and may face other disciplinary action.”
This is the second club to be relegated in the second consecutive year following Baringo County Starlets that were shown the door out of the top tier in 2016.
WPL clubs are finding it hard to play in the league due to lack of sponsorship.
With the exit of Starlets, it means that there will be seven teams remaining in Zone B, same number of teams in Zone A.