Sports Tribunal gives FKF and KPL one week to come to terms


Nairobi, KENYA: Football Kenya Federation FKF and Kenya Premier League governing body KPL have been given one week by Sports Tribunal to come up with an amicable ways of constituting the number of teams participating in the top tier league.

KPL had filed a petition seeking a permanent injunction to have the federation barred from discussing or expanding the league to 18 teams from 16 as it had intended to.

However, in the ruling made on Tuesday, the Sports Tribunal threw away the petition and instead gave the two sides until January 17 to agree on what procedures should be adhered to before expansion.

The Tribunal also warned that KPL had no powers to dictate on the federation’s management of the league but instructed FKF to respect the agreement signed between the two parties in 2015 where KPL was mandated to run the league.

This comes barely a day after FKF had relegated three clubs from the top tier league for having failed to comply with Club licensing rules as required by World football governing body FIFA.