FKF, KPL fail to agree on the com­po­si­tion of the league

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports Local -

Foot­ball Kenya Fed­er­a­tion and Kenya Pre­mier League once again failed to agree on the com­po­si­tion of the league for next sea­son af­ter their meet­ing over the week­end at the Sa­fari­com Sta­dium, Kasarani.

How­ever, FKF have an­nounced they will meet to an­nounce the way for­ward on the mat­ter. The KPL also de­fended its own­er­ship by pro­duc­ing a reg­is­tra­tion cer­tifi­cate show­ing that all the 16 clubs own the com­pany.

A vis­i­bly dis­ap­pointed FKF Pres­i­dent Nick Mwendwa said KPL re­jected all their de­mands in­clud­ing with­draw­ing a case they have filed at the sports tri­bunal.

“We have not had an agree­ment be­cause KPL stood their ground on all the mat­ters we had on the ta­ble. They even ques­tioned Fifa’s in­struc­tions.

“As a re­sult, we will re­con­vene in the com­ing days to agree on the way for­ward. We will con­tinue to con­sult on this mat­ter and re­solve it as re­quired.

The KPL has come with a doc­u­ment show­ing that the com­pany is owned by 16 clubs and we have a dif­fer­ent one. We will take both to the reg­is­trar to find out the truth be­cause it looks like we have a prob­lem.”

KPL chair­man Am­brose Rachier de­fended the com­pany’s po­si­tion, in­sist­ing that FKF have not given them a cred­i­ble rea­son to in­crease the num­ber of teams to 18 next year.

“Our po­si­tion is that the Me­moran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing we signed last Septem­ber to have 16 teams is still bind­ing. We there­fore, stand our ground on want­ing the tri­bunal to re­solve the mat­ter.” —


FKF Pres­i­dent Nick Mwendwa

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