- Falcons failed to honour their matches against against Bungoma Queens, league defending champions Vihiga Queens and Wadadia.
- "It is very sad to see Trans Nzoia Falcons relegated. It is regrettable, to say the least."
Former Trans Nzoia Falcons coach Justine Okiring has termed the team's relegation from the Kenya Women's Premier League as regrettable.
Falcons have dished out three successive walkovers owing to their financial challenges, prompting their expulsion from the women's top tier according to the Football Kenya Federation guidelines.
"It is very sad to see Trans Nzoia Falcons relegated. It is regrettable, to say the least," Okiring who resigned last month told the Star via phone.
"The county government refused to support the team so there were no other sources of finance."
Falcons failed to honour their matches against against Bungoma Queens, league defending champions Vihiga Queens and Wadadia. The trio of teams are within the Western region.
As per the FKF rules, a team that gives three walkovers in the same season faces direct relegation.
“A club failing to turn up for any league or competition match shall submit a written explanation to the FKF National Leagues & Competitions Committee within forty-eight hours from the date of the match,” reads Rule 3.1.7. of FKF under the Fixtures Management and Fulfillment section.
“In respect of Rule 3.1.7. above, lack of finances shall not be considered an acceptable reason by the FKF.
“In case of withdrawal and/or deliberate refusal to honor engagements, the club shall be confirmed demoted and may be subject to further disciplinary action.
“Any club in a league format that does not turn up for three fixtures in a season and their explanation under Rule 3.1.7. is not accepted in all three incidences to the FKF National Leagues and Competitions Committee, shall be suspended for the rest of the season, shall be relegated to a lower league for the next season, and may face other disciplinary action.”
Okiring said pressure from the fans forced him out of the team.
"It was a really tough decision to make but I had to," he added.