FKF says it will abide by Sports Dispute Tribunal ruling

FKF says it will abide by Sports Dispute Tribunal ruling

Football Kenya Federation have confirmed they will abide by the Sports Tribunal Dispute ruling to cancel the national elections set for March 27.

SDT Chairman John Ohaga on Tuesday threw away a petition by FKF that wanted the Tribunal to force the Sports Registrar to allow the polls to go on despite questions of non-compliance with the Sports Act.

Even though the tribunal ruled that the federation has complied with the Sports Act, it was, however, a big blow for Mwendwa, who found himself a lone ranger after the local sports dispute tribunal kicked out of the office all the National Executive Committee Members, that also include the Vice-President Doris Petra and the federation’s Secretary General/CEO, Barry Otieno who is an ex-officio member. 

The SDT ruled that the NEC term in office has already expired.

“Football Kenya Federation has been informed of the Sports Dispute Tribunal’s (SDT) decision to cancel the FKF elections and end the term of the federation’s National Executive Committee,” a statement signed by Otieno and obtained by SPORTS AFRICA read.

“In this regard, the federation will formally share the SDT ruling with Fifa upon receipt, for a way forward.”

The federation has, however, confirmed there will be no vacuum as the incumbent will continue discharging his duties.

“In the meantime, the FKF President remains in office and will continue to discharge his duties, as per the FKF constitution, this even as the federation continues to engage Fifa on the way forward.”

It is not clear how long it will take before Fifa responds.