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Ushuru F.C have written to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) objecting to change of venue for their weekend match against Wazito F.C.

Wazito, who were handed three easy points and two goals on Monday, after Bidco United failed to provide ambulance services at Thika Stadium, have shifted the Saturday 8th clash to Sher Karuturi Stadium, Naivasha from Jericho’s Camp Toyoyo, Nairobi as was the earlier plan.

The visitors were notified on Tuesday. A team seeking to change match venue is required by law to give 72 hours’ notice before kick-off date.

Camp Toyoyo management is said to have hiked renting fees for their facility – forcing most clubs to look for alternative venues.

Ushuru in the letter have highlighted a number of points, including financial and logistical, why they want the original venue to remain.

“It is important to note that for us to change the venue there is financial implication that was not catered for initially.

“Unlike Wazito F.C which is a private organization, Ushuru F.C runs under a corporation and to change the venue requires a process and approval that cannot happen now given that already this budget is passed and cannot be changed or altered at this juncture.

“From our discussion you have not convinced anyone why the change of venue yet the original is very much available.”

The taxmen want either Wazito or FKF to foot for extra costs if they are honor the match in Naivaisha.

“Travelling to Naivasha will disrupt our original budget and hence requires Wazito or FKF to chip in and cater for the difference.

“We respect FKF as the body that runs football but it is equally important we have very mutual understanding because football does not operate in a vacuum.

“We all know any slight change will mean financial implication at a time when cash flow is a big problem for the NSL teams given we have no sponsors.”

Wazito and G.F.E 105 are joint top of the log with 12 points, while Ushuru are 5th with 10 points.

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