Despite the Independent Disciplinary Appeals Committee (IDAC) handing Posta Rangers a life line in the GOTV shield tournament by ruling that the club be reinstated in the competition officials have vowed not to pay the Ksh 100000 fine imposed on the club.
On Thursday,September 15 IDAC issued a derective to Football Kenya Federation that Posta Rangers be reinstated back in the GOTv shield but “directed the CEO to find a less punitive punishment for the club”.
“I have received and acted on IDAC’s directive by reinstating Posta Rangers to the GOTV Shield tournament,” said FKF CEO Robert Muthomi.
“I have, also, in accordance with the IDAC ruling fined Posta Rangers Ksh 100,000 for their actions,” added Muthomi.
In objection an anonymous official told Ghetto Radio that the ruling was fair but did not welcome the move by FKF to impose a penalty on the club saying that “it was a way of wanting to milk the club”
“If the club has been reinstated it clearly shows that we are guilty of nothing therefore I expect that Justice should be served and not in a way that the Federation is out to look for free money by penalising us”
Officials of the Club insists that FKF did not communicate to Posta Rangers who were the first to be affected about the new guidelines on player transfers and registrations .
Posta Rangers had appealed against being disqualified from the competition for fielding an in eligible player in their round of 64 match against TimSales FC.
Meanwhile Posta Rangers faces Ushuru in the the round of 32 of the GOTv shield tournament on Saturday September 17 at the Nyayo National Stadium.