- Following the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) term in office set to expire at the start of September, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has boldly stated that they will renew the KPL contract once their term in the office ends.
The KPL signed a five-year contract mandate to run the top-flight in the country with the previous regime led by Sam Nyamweya but with their term of office coming to an end soon, Mwendwa has insisted that they will not renew their contract. instead, he said he will take back the running of the league in the country.
“It is over between FKF and KPL, we don’t have anything to discuss nor to negotiate about, they (KPL) have finished their mandate and that is it, the league will now move under FKF,” Mwendwa said.
On whether FKF will extend the KPL contract Mwendwa said, “It is done, we are done with (KPL), they have had their time and we must now get other ways to run our league, it is done.”
The battle for supremacy between the FKF and the KPL started four years ago when Mwendwa and his team took the mantle to run football in the country.
The recent moved FKF to end the league owing to the coronavirus pandemic and declared Gor Mahia the champions while promoting National Super League (NSL) table-toppers Nairobi City Stars and Bidco United has stirred things up.
However, the move was quickly protested by the KPL, who insisted they are the ones mandated to run the top-flight, and thus they are supposed to declare the state of the league. They further moved to the Sports Dispute Tribunal in a joint suit with relegated side Chemelil Sugar and the case is still pending, awaiting a ruling.
While the FKF is insisting on the early decision and waiting for FIFA to give the way forward on the election, the KPL has, instead, said they will ask clubs to get ready for league resumption, and the remaining nine rounds of matches.