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FKF Transitional Committee convenes meeting with Football Stakeholders

Football Kenya Federation Transition Committee members met local stakeholders of the game on Monday to deliberate on issues geared towards growth and development of the sport in the country.

Led by representatives of various FKF Premier League, Women Premier League and National Super League clubs among others, they were taken through various sessions including FKF Draft Constitution, Digitisation and Commercialisation of football.

FKF Transition legal committee chair Michael Muchemi enumerated a raft of proposals in the draft constitution key among them:

  1. inclusivity and the composition of the NEC, which is the highest decision-making organ in the federation.

“Article 10 and 11 have interchanged to enable a proper transition on the subject of membership. Article 11 has further been amended by inserting the Kenya Primary Schools Sports Association, Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association and Kenya Colleges and Universities Sports Association as members of the FKF who will have the obligation to convene the General Assembly (GA) at regular intervals as a general rule at least once a year on or before the 31st day of March in each year” noted Muchemi.

  • FKF and its members will own the league and will agree on issues like clubs’ sponsorship, broadcast rights, and advertisement, among others, in strict conformation with the laid down laws and regulations.
  • Clubs will be free to form a company which will be in charge of the topflight men’s and women’s leagues and second-tier men’s and women’s leagues.

Muhoroni Youth FC Chairman Moses Adagala lauded the transition committee saying the newly formed entity created by the government to oversee the running of football operations in Kenya means well for the game.

“I have been in football for a long period of time and we have to be objective with our facts. Yes this interim team has had its shortcomings which is common when you’re taking over office but they have also done well to give grants to the clubs, train referees in an event that was attended by over five hundred referees, digitizing their systems and remunerating match officials’.

Leagues and Competitions Chairman Ali Amour who moderated session of digitisation of football in Kenya said the football sector is big business, worth tens of billions of dollars worldwide, and there’s need to work on enhancement of local digital space in a bid to generate revenue.

“The Digital world has had a huge impact on football worldwide will continue to do so years to come. Ticketing which is key in football is  very much a digital process. Online Merchandise sales is a feature of the industry that many have not fully embraced yet it has so much potential. Social media is here to stay and has intensified the connection between fans and clubs and this can go a long way in nurturing the relationship between the football stakeholders.

 The Digital world has drastically reduced the cost of media especially for clubs that have embraced it as part of their core communication channels.  Most football clubs now find that they are able to produce and distribute high quality content to stakeholders said Ali Amour.