Friends School Banned From School Games Ahead Of National Competition
Friends School has been banned from school games ( the Kenya National Secondary Schools Sports Association, KSSSA) for two years.
Bukembe was banned today on Thursday, September 8, 2022 ours before the commencement of the secondary school national competition to be held at Nakuru.
The two-year ban from taking part in Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association (KSSSA) was announced today for fielding an ineligible player.
Bungoma County director of education received an official letter addressed to the Friends Bukembe School principal saying that the school has been banned for two years from the competition.
A section of the letter read, ” Following an appeal against your school team by Ebwali Secondary School on allegations of fielding ineligible players, the sports office has conducted investigations and after reviewing all the evidence adduced, the following findings were made:
That you fielded an ineligible players for football boys finals against Ebwali Secondary school on 3th September, 2022 at Mumias Sugar stadium.
Therefore, this office has found your school culpable and consequently ban the team from participating in games organized by KSSSA for a period of two years starting the 8th September, 2022″.
Friends Bukembe school was accused by Ebwali Secondary School of fielding a player who took part in the 2021/2022 National Super League (NSL).
Investigations reveal that the said player is a non student who completed his studies in 2014.
During the county competition, Bukembe won the Western region finals after beating Ebwali 7-6 on post match penalties after the match ended 0-0 in regulation time.
In the national competition, Bukembe had been grouped in Pool A alongside Mbooni boys high school from Eastern region and Highway secondary school from Nairobi.
Pool A only had three teams after the North Eastern region failed to send any representatives.
Highway secondary school which finished second in the Nairobi regional finals. However, it made it to the national showpiece after Waylight Secondary school was banned for fielding an ineligible player.
Friends School Bukembe has been banned from school games ( the Kenya National Secondary Schools Sports Association, KSSSA) for two years