Peter Kenneth Weighs In On FKF-KPL Wrangles
Nairobi county gubernatorial aspirant Peter Kenneth has expressed his concern on the current tag of war between Football Kenya Federation and Kenya Premier League over club licensing rules and league expansion.
Speaking exclusively with Ghetto Radio on Breakfast Show on Thursday, Kenneth said that football in the country will improve the moment the game will be moved from board rooms to the actual field.
The politician has urged the two football governing bodies to put their differences aside and find a common ground to salvage the situation of the ailing football sector in the country currently.
Kenneth, the former KFF Chairman has also called for accountability in football further revealing that he holds a record of being the only chairman who left Ksh.11 million on the football governing body’s account.
He has also explained that he is the one who initiated sponsorship in the country’s football.
The former Starehe Boys’ center,Umeme Mashteam and Re-union fc goalkeeper brought in the sponsorship of Kenya Breweries,BAT and Smithkline way back in 1996.
Football Kenya Federation and Kenya Premier League saga has taken another twist as KPL released the new season’s fixture which includes Sofapaka and Muhoroni Youth Fc which are relegated according to FKF.
This has led to the suspension of four KPL officials for not complying with the club licensing rules and league expansion.
FKF has further postponed the kickoff of the coming season until further notice. The league was set to commence on 11th Feb but the showdown has brought things to a standstill.
A meeting is scheduled for Feb 10th before the Sports Disputes Tribunal with the aim of finding a long term solution to the long term misunderstanding between KPL and FKF.