With the draw for the local cup Football Kenya Federation (FKF)/President’s Cup complete, focus shifts to action day; Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August 2012.
Fan and tuff advantage
With 34 teams (two will be knocked off in a playoff to make it 32 teams), the competition will kick off in Round 2 before proceeding to the pre –quarters, the quarters, the semis and eventually the final on 20 October 2012.
At the draw held on Monday 30 July, teams left aware of who will be home and Away when the knockout kicks off at the weekend.
Those that are scheduled to play at home will only have the fan and tuff advantage but not with the gates.
40% to the Federation
According to the Rules and Regulations for the Cup,, both the home team and Away team will share the spoils equally with the federation getting its cut too – slightly more than the participating clubs.
Article 14.2 of the Rules and Regulations states: This being a one leg knock-out tournament, gate collection if any shall be shared as follows:- Teams share 30% each of net income after hire of the ground, security and agreed on organizational expenses, 40% to the Federation
Article 14.3 adds; The home team coordinates the gates management and it has the responsibility of remitting FKF Share to the Federation. The visiting team collects its share immediately after the match.
As the dates for the tourney get close, the lesser teams such as Borabu Chiefs can begin to smile ahead of a clash with Gor Mahia. Whatever the outcome, the Chiefs could head back to Kisii with a little bit of cash – 30% from the gates.