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Discover how Enforced Rule 2.6.1.2 gave Gor Mahia FC the League Title in Kenya.

Gor Mahia FC has been awarded the the League title after the FKF enforced rule 2.6.1.2 of the rules and regulations which governs the game to cancel the season under forced majeure. 

The FA president Nick Mwendwa who thinks the cancellation of the league was due the uncertainty surrounding the return of football in the country amidst COVID19 pandemic.

With rule 2.6.1.2 enforced, it was possible for Gor Mahia to be crown champions.

Rule 2.6.1.2 states that; “where the league format due to circumstances of forced majeure fails to be completed within the season, the League winner shall be determined as follows;  where all clubs in the league have completed the first-round fixtures but less than 75% league games have been played,  the table standings at the end of the first round shall be considered as the final table standings of the league”.

With such rules, less than 75% games completed; the federation had no choice but to give the crown to Gor Mahia who have accumulated 39 points from 16 games ahead of second place Tusker FC on 34 points.

It should be noted that Gor Mahia has been crowned champions of Kenya for the 19th time in their history.

The cancellation of the League in Kenya came as a result of CAF’S communique to her member federations to decide the faith of their domestic leagues within seven days.

Gor Mahia in action Sofapaka

It should be noted that other countries in Africa have also made their decisions concerning the faith of their various domestic leagues.

Countries like GhanaGuinea and Mauritius Island have all declared their leagues null and void.

For Angola, their FA boss Jeremias Simâo says the League has not been cancelled as they are yet to decide the faith their leagues.

While countries like Madagascar and Tunisia have announced the resumption of their various domestic leagues.

Madagascar will resume in seven days time after the elite clubs in the country all met and unanimously agree to resume in seven days time.

In Tunisia,  the league has been programmed to resume on June 10, 2020 but behind close doors.

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