- There has been a global football puzzle in the world of football. Every nation is trying to come up with solutions on how the league can be terminated. FKF is mounting on using the current standing to settle the existing problem.
As the FKF and KPL seek other alternatives like staging playoffs, it is clear that any decision will be met with a huge controversy. Former AFC Leopards organizing secretary Timothy Lilumbi has said any move by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to handpick Kenya’s Caf qualifiers will generate problems.
AFC Leopards are among the teams which had qualified for the Shield Cup quarter-finals. Lilumbi says any move to handpick the continental qualifiers will be an injustice to Ingwe.
“AFC Leopards have invested a lot in the Shield Cup and want to make sure we play in the continental matches. If a boardroom decision will be used to pick one team, I think, frankly, that will generate problems,” Lilumbi said.
On which teams should represent the country in the Champions League, Lilumbi feels the top three KPL teams should be considered. He stated, “Deciding on the Champions Leagues let them pick one from Gor Mahia, Tusker and Homeboyz as these are the teams which were fighting for the league title.”
“Normally, if the matches are still many and the points between the leader and the second team are more then, deciding a champion will be easier. But, if the second and third teams are so close to the leader then deciding the champion will be hard.” Lilumbi said
Lilumbi, however, calls for patience before rushing to make decisions that might remain unpopular in the end.
“FKF and KPL should hold on a little because even established leagues are yet to find formalities of ending their competitions if resumption will not be possible,” he suggested.
“They FKF should hold on a little because even established leagues are yet to establish formalities of ending their competitions if resumption is not possible.
“England, Italy, Germany, and Spain have all made a decision, so there is no need to make such a rush from our side lest we end up making very unpopular judgments. If we can wait for a little it would be better,” Lilumbi concluded.