- AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda is calling on both Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) to consider annulling the 2019-2020 season as measures to curb the spread of the pandemic continues.
Despite Shikanda’s fierce critic of the FKF’s decision to controversially conclude the season, the former player wants the season voided and the duo of Gor Mahia and Bandari handed the rights to represent the country in the Caf Champions League and the Confederations Cup respectively.
He confirms that the extension of the restrictions by President Uhuru Kenyatta has put off his dream to have the season finished.
“In the interest of fairness, I think the two bodies should put aside their differences and void the season,” Shikanda said.
“Of course declaring Gor as champions yet there were nine matches yet to be played is not fair to the teams who had a chance to challenge them as well as those who were demoted but in the current situation we have no choice,” he added.
“Worse still that decision was made by an individual who did not consult all the stakeholders but all is not lost as we can salvage the situation by convening a virtual meeting and agree to cancel the season,” he said
In the meantime, Shikanda has revealed that the technical bench is interested in having on loan Wazito left-back Washington Munene permanently after a great display.
Munene joined Ingwe at the start of the season from Wazito albeit on loan and following his remarkable performance, the technical bench has recommended him.
At the same time, Shikanda said the club will unlike in the past; make fewer signings to beef up ahead of the new season.
“The current playing unit we have is strong but we will make fewer additions to strengthen a few departments. We have in the past made the mistake of releasing almost the entire squad at the end of the season and bringing an equal number. This has been a major factor for the poor run we have had but we have learned our lessons and we will do things the right way,” he concluded.