Nzoia Sugar opt out of the 2023 FKF Cup

Nzoia Sugar opt out of the 2023 FKF Cup

Nzoia Sugar celebrate after scoring against Ulinzi Stars during their Football Kenya Federation match at Ulinzi complex on January 28, 2023. (PHOTO/Sportpicha)

Nzoia Sugar have opted out of the 2023 FKF Cup over financial constraints, preferring to channel the little resources at their disposal towards sustaining their FKF Premier League activities.

The Sugar Millers currently lead the league standings after a brilliant start to the campaign and Team Manager John Muraya says they want to focus on challenging for what would be a maiden league title.

"We are facing financial problems and thus managing the clubs activities is becoming a huge problem. We don't have money and looking at FKF-PL fixtures, playing twice a week, we don't want to burden this boys, we want to concentrate on chasing the League title," Muraya told Citizen Digital.

Meanwhile, other six Football Kenya Federation Premier League (FKF-FPL) clubs and a further 10 from the National Super League (NSL) failed to register for the 2023 edition of the FKF Cup that is primed for Saturday 11 February kick off.

Posta Rangers, Nairobi City Stars, FC Talanta, Wazito, Vihiga Bullets and Mathare United are the six Premier League clubs that will not take part in the competition this year.

In Division One, the number of clubs participating are only six and include Equity FC, Rainbow FC, Zetech Titans, Nyota FC, Sigalagala FC, and Luanda Villa.

Further down the football pyramid in the Regional Leagues Dero FC, Shalimar, Scarlet FC, Karatina Homeboyz, Bucks FC, Vickers FC, and Marula FC will enter the Round of 64.

FKF CUP FIXTURES.

2nd February 2023 – Round of 64 draw

11th – 12th February 2023 – Match Day One | Round of 32

28th – 29th March 2023 – Match Day Three | Round of 16

28th – 29th April 2023 – Match Day Four | Quarter Finals

20th May 2023 – Match Day Five | Semi-Finals

24th June 2023– Match Day Six | Finals

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