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Ligi Ndogo SSC Season Round-up

November 25th, 2011 - Author: admin

Ligi Ndogo SSC’s KFF Nationwide League League campaign ended last weekend with two ‘no-shows’ by opponents. The results left them officially second in the table but outstanding appeals for other no-show games mean that they could still end the season as Champions and in doing so gain promotion to the Kenyan Premier League. This level of Kenyan football is sadly still blighted by no-shows, walkovers and appeals which create uncertainty and certainly do not help clubs as they look to plan ahead for coming games and seasons. However, we will endeavour here to explain the state of play. In the long term we hope to see greater levels of transparency and organisation at all levels of the African game.

State of Play
To summarise the current state of play: Champions-elect Muhoroni Youth were deducted points at an initial hearing in relation to the legitimacy of points awards concerning no-show games, this point deduction if upheld will take them below Ligi Ndogo and leave Ligi as Champions. Muhoroni have however appealed the points deductions meaning that the points outcome from 5 of their games still requires clarification. After several delays, the final date for appeals has been set as Monday November 28 with a final decsion expected to be made on Wednesday November 30. If the decision goes against Muhoroni, Ligi will qualify for the Kenyan Premier League as Champions.

Successful Season
Amidst the end of season uncertainty, it should not be forgotten that this has been a stellar season for Ligi. The newest Sandlanders club (we only started working with them when much of the hard work had already been done this season) they are beginning their journey as a co-operative by meeting with the Co-operative Alliance of Kenya and on the pitch they have gone from stregth to strength putting in an unbeaten second half of the season. Nigerian striker Abbey Kunrumni ended the season as top scorer with 11 goals and there were many notable contributions from the whole squad. While the quality in the KFF Nationwide League is not as strong as the FKL Nationwide League in Kenya (the leagues were split as a product of Kenya’s confused football politics) it was eventually decreed that the Champions of each division would gain promotion to the Premier League. The KPL would be a real step up for Ligi, as well as being the first Sandlanders club in an African Premier League, they would be playing week in, week out against the best sides in Kenya.

We wish Ligi well this week, in the meantime below is the table as it stands without taking into account any points deductions:

KFF Nationwide One League 2011

Team P W D L GF GA GD PTS
1 Muhoroni Youth 30 23 5 2 51 21 30 74
2 Ligi Ndogo SC 30 22 4 4 59 18 41 70
3 Kariobangi Sharks 28 19 6 3 53 19 34 63
4 KSL Thola Glass 29 18 3 8 56 26 30 57
5 Iron Strikers FC 30 14 8 8 50 29 21 50
6 Milimani FC 27 13 3 11 32 31 1 42
7 KMC FC 28 13 0 15 23 40 -17 39
8 Karungu FC 28 11 5 12 27 29 -2 38
9 Don Bosco FC 28 10 6 12 35 27 8 36
10 Utawala FC 28 11 2 15 36 37 -1 35
11 Yanga FC 29 9 5 15 29 37 -8 32
12 Lugulu Stars FC 29 9 3 17 23 31 -8 30
13 Makarios FC 28 9 2 17 21 45 -24 29
14 Nanyuki FC 29 7 4 18 26 52 -26 25
15 Annex O7 29 7 1 21 20 51 -31 22
16 Kiambaa United 29 4 2 23 13 49 -36 14

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