Monday Oct 28, 2019. 12:00
Sony Sugar have managed to retain their Kenyan Premier League status, for now, after honouring their fixture against Kisumu All Stars as they played to a 1-1 draw.
The club, which has a cash crisis, had forfeited their previous two games and a third walkover would have meant they were withdrawn from the Premier League and automatically relegated.
But the players came together to ensure the club could play the game, and they took an early lead through John Mwita, before All Stars equalized via a penalty by Gerishome Arabe.
The draw was a decent result for a Sony Sugar side that that also has a win and five defeats in their seven games so far this season.
They remain two points above All Stars, who are yet to taste victory, and will now seek to find a way to honour their fixtures in the remainder of the campaign.
Sony Sugar are one of six clubs petitioning the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to suspend the Premier League while they search for new sponsors after a crackdown on betting in the country saw SportPesa exit and take their much-needed money with them.
Another side that had forfeited the previous week, Chemelil Sugar, were back in action as they lost 2-1 to Kakamega Homeboyz.
Shami Mwinyi and David Odhiambo netted for Homeboyz, who move up to fourth, two points behind leaders Gor Mahia, though they have played two games more.
Meanwhile, Tusker were surprise 1-0 losers to Ulinzi Stars as a long-range strike from Daniel Waweru sealed the points for the latter.