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We are Going Back To Our Roots, Mathare CEO Vows


Mathare United CEO Jactone Obure has said that they will go back to the grassroots to recruit new players after mass exodus from the team because of luck of funds.

Last season the slum boys were relegated from the Kenyan Premier League by the Football Kenya Federation Transition Committee after they failed to honor three matches in a row violating Fifa Statutes.

They appealed the situation on technicality after the Sports Dispute Tribunal (SDT) overturned the decision saying the committee had no mandate to make the decision.

According to SDT FKF Transition Committee made a mistake in ignoring the federation-constituted bodies and forming its own to decide disputes involving teams in the leagues.

“As Mathare United we are going back to our roots as we used to whereby we have begun selecting players from our zones,” said Obure.

According to Obure the issue of funds is the reason they have not brought the players together saying the lack of funds that has been hampering the move to be the reason.

“We want to use a lean budget this term because we don’t have the resources to manage the team effectively however we are in talks with potential sponsors,” he added.

The new season is set to begin in November 12 with player registration on the FIFA connect portal to open on October 20th running all the way through  to 21st November.

The team that will be leading the table standings by June/July next season will represent the country in the African Champions League.

According to Fkf CEO’s the league will continue during the World Cup period in order to catch up and decongest the fixtures.

“Due to fixture congestion and starting late of the league, it will be realistic that we shall continue to play the premier league during the World Cup period given that the country will not be participating in the games,” read a statement by Gor Mahia’s CEO Raymond Oruo.


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