FKF takes over top flight League
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has taken over the running of the Premier League with immediate effect
Over the years FKF had mandated the Kenya Premier League company to manage the Kenya Premier League on its behalf but the federation has now revoked and withdrawn that mandate .
The latest developments now sets up a major confrontation pitting FKF against Kenya Premier League Limited (KPL) over the number of team that will take part in this year’s Premiership.
KPL Governing Council has unanimously confirmed that the Kenyan Premier League will have 16 teams in 2015 and will only consider proposals to reduce them in later years.
This is one of the resolutions adopted and confirmed during the Special General Meeting(SGM) held on friday January 30’th, 2015 at Kakamega Golf Club.
According to a press statement released after the meeting, the SGM has resolved the League shall be renamed FKF Premier League comprising of 18.
FKF have also given mandate to the participating clubs to manage the league.
The meeting had also good news for participating clubs. Each participating club will receive an annual grant of ksh 9million as part of the sponsorship package as opposed to KPL offer of Kshs.6.5m.
The windfall also went to the the National Super League clubs that will benefit from the sponsorship
According to the resolutions read by FKF vice President Robert Asembo,each FKF Branch will receive an annual grant of ksh 250,000/ while the Federation will cater for the costs of all match officials as well as hire of venues for the league
As announced earlier,the 2015 Kenya Premier League season shall kick off on February 15’th, 2015 while the Kenya Premier League Calendar for the 2016 season will be adjusted and will have league starting from August upto May 2017.
The unveiling of the sponsorship will be done at a date to be communicated later.
Reliable sources indicate that FKF have struck a lucrative deal with Italian Pay television broadcasting Company but its identity could not be revealed because of contractual obligations