Kenya Police FC will take part in the FKF Premier League for the first time after seeing off Vihiga United to book a slot in next season’s top tier which kicks off next weekend.
Kenya Police picked up a priceless 1-0 home win in the second leg of the playoff match at Utalii Grounds in Nairobi to win the tie on a 2-1 aggregate after a one-all draw last weekend at the Mumias Sports Complex.
Kenya Police promoted to the FKF Premier League after defeating Vihiga United 1-0 (2-1 aggregate) in their playoff clash at Utalii Grounds pic.twitter.com/VSykxUROvP
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) September 19, 2021
Clinton Kinanga scored the all-important goal in the 32 minute, firing home from a penalty that was parried straight back to him by the Vihiga United shot-stopper.
Kenya Police achieved the fete as the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai watched the game from the stands at Utalii.
The count has stopped!!
The Kenya Police FC has earned a well deserved spot at the @Officialfkfpl after a a 1-nil win over vihiga FC.
As the @IG_NPS Mr. Hillary Mutyambai has said, it is more than just a game: It's a forum where the police and the public interact, pic.twitter.com/qRE8Fnp2UK
— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) September 19, 2021
Kenya Policelift the lid off their maiden top tier campaign away to Kakamega Homeboyz at the Bukhungu Stadium next Sunday.
Vihiga United who finished 16th last season, just a place above Western Stima, drop to the top tier after conceding a goal in each of the playoff legs.