Kenya premier league Chief Executive Jack Oguda has admitted that the departure of South Africa channel supersport in April 2017 precipitated the financial constraints being experienced at Kenya Premier League.
Jack oguda insists that the rain started beating kenya premier league since exit of supersport.
" Things started crumbling after we lost supersport as our broadcasting partner in 2017. We had to go back on how to popularise the League on the telvision . Though we had a title sponsor, supersport used to cover 2/3 of our budget during that time, clubs were running and paying players without any problem," said Jack oguda as quoted by Standard.
Most of the Kenya premier league clubs are unable to run their activities due to lack of finances.
Sony Sugar has failed to honour two consecutive matches against AFC leopards and Tusker FC due to lack finances.
Chemili FC also was unable honour fixture against Bandari FC. The millers were to travel in Mombasa to Mbaraki stadium.
The KPL chief executive officer also added that they had never recovered since supersport left.
The departure of Sportpesa worsened the situation for KPL. Sportpesa withdrew it's sponsorship from Gor mahia, AFC leopards and KPL.
"Bamba sport came on board,then tried to negotiate with star times but the deal fell through. Honestly speaking, we've never recovered since supersport left.
"The departure of supersport has worsened the situation. But for the credibility of the game, the league has to continue with or without a sponsor," added Oguda.