- NSL clubs which include Nairobi City Stars have come out to support the communication made by FIFA recently. FIFA stated that the status quo should remain at the FKF.
Veron-Mosengo who is the FIFA Chief Member Association Officer also said that the NEC and the FKF President will remain to be in the office.
Meanwhile, City Stars CEO, Patrick Korir said that any decision which the government takes should be made in favor of the game but not the personal interests of few individuals in the sporting industry.
“For football to thrive, there has to be a conducive environment. Anyone following Kenyan football over the years should know that going to court to delay the electoral process has been a culture,” he said.
“However, our football is not in a crisis as some are claiming. This will pass but, in the meantime, we must be careful that whatever decisions we make at this time are not detrimental to the real stakeholder and that is the player,” claimed Korir.
The NSL Chairman, Johnston Sakwa said that the sponsors will not remain on the table if there is no stability and the government should be very careful as they make decisions because some can ruin the current state of football in Kenya.
“The biggest stakeholder is the player. Unfortunately, if this standoff is not resolved amicably, they will suffer in terms of loss of income and annulment of contracts. Football requires stability to attract sponsors and anything that disrupts such stability we must resist,” he said.
“We urge that Fifa’s position on the stalemate be respected to enable us to move forward and not lose out on the little that we have received. No sponsor will be willing to come and invest their money where there is chaos,” he added.
As KPL is currently suspended, the major stakeholder and the government of Kenya should settle the currently existing problems in the industry.