FKF, KPL told to seek me­di­a­tion over the league com­po­si­tion

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports -

The Sports Dis­pute Tri­bunal has urged Foot­ball Kenya Fed­er­a­tion and Kenya Premier League to seek me­di­a­tion over the com­po­si­tion in num­bers of the lo­cal premier­ship.

KPL has pe­ti­tioned at the Tri­bunal over FKF’s in­tent to pro­mote four teams from the sec­ond tier league to the top flight stage.

Whereas FKF wants the premier league to com­prise of 18 teams, KPL who run the league in­sist on main­tain­ing the 16-team for­mat.

SDT chair­man John Ohaga asked the two par­ties to con­sider me­di­a­tion as an av­enue of chart­ing the way for­ward for the Premier League.

“Would you con­sider me­di­a­tion since both of you (the par­ties) come from the same back­ground and you are push­ing for the same agenda of foot­ball,” said Ohaga.

Both FKF and KPL agreed to seek me­di­a­tion in the dis­pute. Ge­of­frey Obura, lawyer rep­re­sent­ing KPL said they were con­sid­er­ing to set­tle the mat­ter out of court.

“We had con­sid­ered the same and I was sur­prised that I was sched­uled for hear­ing today (Tuesday af­ter­noon). I had talked to FKF’s coun­sel about the same and agreed on me­di­a­tion,” in­ti­mated Obura. Ohaga also men­tioned to the two par­ties that they can ap­proach the Tri­bunal for me­di­a­tion, as it is one of the func­tions of SDT.

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