• KPL Boss Oguda dropped from Stars Board
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May 19, 2011-

Jack Oguda, the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) chief executive has been fired as a member  of  the Harambee Stars Management Board. 

The action came in the wake of a war of words between the league company on one hand and Football Kenya and the board on the other.

Board chairman Evans Kidero wrote to Sports Minister Paul Otuoma informing him that Oguda will no longer be allowed to serve on the board.

Kidero who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mumias Sugar company said Oguda is no longer working for the betterment of the board and as such he cannot continue being a member.

He accused Oguda of not attending board meetings and making false claims over last month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Angola.

Oguda however denied the allegations and said he had only missed one board meeting and insisted that his decision to refuse to postpone league matches had the blessing of the KPL decision-making board.

“I have always acted within the requirements of the  KPL governing council whose decisions i act upon,” he said.

He also denied accusations of making false claims. All the claims I made were justified and I withdrew them when the board refused to pay,” he said.

The KPL board has called for an emergency meeting on Friday,20 to discuss the Harambee Stars matter and will announce a decision on whether to postpone league matches for the weekend of April 27 and 28.

The meeting has been convened even as Football Kenya asked Oguda to show cause why disciplinary action cannot be taken against him for allegedly bringing the game into disrepute.

Football Kenya have demanded that the KPL boss asks all clubs with players in the national team to release them for camping as from Monday morning. 

The team resumes training then after a three day break.

 

 

Gina Tivona

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