FKF ‘elections chaos’ will not affect top-flight football, insist KPL

FKF ‘elections chaos’ will not affect top-flight football, insist KPL

Kenyan Premier League has insisted the ruling made by the Sports Disputes Tribunal will not affect the top tier competition.

The SDT, under the chairmanship of John Ohaga, cancelled Football Kenya Federation national elections set for March 19 owing to the ineligibility of the current National Executive Cancel whose term has expired.

“The Kenyan Premier League is well informed of the decision of the Sports Disputes Tribunal delivered [on Tuesday] by Chairman John Ohaga which has far-reaching implications on the status of football in Kenya,” a statement obtained by SPORTS AFRICA.

“KPL wishes to re-affirm that as the country awaits direction from the world football governing body, FIFA, on the way forward as ordered by the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) it remains fully operational and committed to ensuring the league is not unduly hampered by the aftermath of the ruling.”

The KPL has assured the stakeholders everything is under control and nothing is left unattended.

“We wish to assure our partners and sponsors that all is well and none of our obligations or programmes will be adversely affected as a result of the decision of the SDT.

“We thank all football stakeholders for the invaluable support and cooperation over the years and in the wake of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic which has affected the normal KPL calendar.”

The KPL has further revealed the Governing Council is set to meet and make a decision on the top-flight football after it was suspended owing to Covid-19.

“The KPL Governing Council (the shareholders) will meet soon to discuss a way forward and look at options available once the 30-day period elapses and after the review of the Covid-19 by the Kenya Government and the Ministry of Health.”