FKF warns clubs from participating in KPL until standoff solved


Nairobi,KENYA:Football Kenya Federation FKF has warned clubs from participating in the Kenya Premier League KPL until when the differences between federation and the league body will be ironed out.

In a presser on Tuesday, the FKF president Nick Mwendwa said the federation has suspended the 2017 season kick off which was slated for 11th February citing the latest standoff between the two warring sides.

FKF further directed its disciplinary committee to institute disciplinary measures against KPL Chief Executive Officer Jack Oguda, club chairmen James Musyoki (Tusker), Ambrose Rachier (Gor Mahia) and Bob Munro (Mathare United).

The four are accused of sabotaging the federation by listing demoted clubs Sofapaka and Muhoroni Youth while releasing the 2017 season fixtures on Monday, a move that did not go down well with FKF.

Meanwhile FKF and KPL are scheduled to appear before the sports dispute tribunal SDT Wednesday(Today), in a meeting aimed at finding a solution to the disparity between the two bodies.

FKF and KPL for a longtime have been involved in a tussle over the league composition with the federation insisting the top tier will consist of 18 teams as opposed to KPL 16 team’s proposal.