The Kenya Premier League caucus meeting attended by club CEOs, teams have vowed not to take part in the Football Kenya Federation Transition Committee-led league, citing squandering of resources. Several club CEOs attended the meeting, which was held in a hotel in Nairobi amongst them; Patrick Korir from Nairobi City Stars, Gor Mahia’s Raymond Oruo, Mathare’s Jecktone Obure, Victor Bwibo from AFC Leopards and Kariobangi Sharks’ Linda Ambiyo. Gor Mahia’s CEO Raymond Oruo read a joint statement by the clubs as they all agreed not to take to the field in a non-sanctioned FIFA league.
“We have unanimously resolved as Kenyan Premier League clubs that the teams will not take part in any competition that is not recognized by the world governing body, FIFA because it is a waste of investment and time and very little returns coming through. What we are saying is that the 18 clubs of the Premier League have decided that we will only play the 2022-2023 season in a properly sanctioned FIFA league because that is the only way our teams and players are going to benefit,” said Oruo. Download SokaPro App.
The nation is now under a FIFA ban for its involvement in football-related politics, but FIFA has revealed that the ban will be lifted once the former FKF administration under Nick Mwendwa is reinstated. Get the latest and trending sporting news on SokaPro App. City Stars CEO Patrick Korir noted that teams are currently in preparation for next season but they will only commence the campaign when the league is recognized by FIFA. “The truth of the matter is that we clubs have been preparing for next season, we have been given several kick off dates and we will probably be given several more kick-off dates, we have no idea by whom...that is not for us to say. The day a FIFA-sanctioned league will kick off, we will all be ready and we will get to the pitch to honour the fixtures,” added Korir.