- Vihiga United considered taking action to fight for a promotion. This follows the premature end of 2019/2020 coronavirus-curtailed premier league season.
Football Kenya Federation blew the whistle last week naming the champions, the promoted and relegated teams. Vihiga United, terming the decision as unjust, appealed for a relegation/promotion play-off with Kisumu All-Stars.
Vihiga United chairman, Kahi Indimuli said: “This decision was done without consultation. Nevertheless, we shall go ahead and take on Kisumu All-Stars in the playoff. We have high hopes that we shall also make it back to the Kenyan Premier League.”
He has nothing against the top tiers as he stated: “In the meantime, I take this opportunity to congratulate City Stars and Bidco for the promotion because they did good preparations and invested in quality players”
He strongly believes in his team’s potential. Indimuli is willing to fight for an opportunity for the club to be in the top tier league and stay on top as that is where they belong from his point of view.
He applauds the club for the determination and willpower and encourages them to keep up the good work as they prepare for the play-off which he terms as a defining moment.
“My players and the technical staff also deserve praise for remaining focused despite the multiple challenges they went through to get an opportunity for the playoffs,” Indimuli explained.
“We shall prepare well knowing that this is our final and defining moment as we look forward to a tough challenge from the lake-based Kenya Premier League team with vast experience having played in the league this season,” warned Indimuli.
Indimuli has great plans for Vihiga united. As a management, they are working out on a program that will ensure the team maintains their place in the top league in case they get there.
This has been the most challenging year for Vihiga as their players and the technical bench go for months without pay with Indimuli and some officials motivating the team to keep strong as things will get better.