FKF, KPL fail to agree on the composition of the league
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.” — goal.com
FKF President Nick Mwendwa