I know that my opinion will not be taken in too well from some quarters, but it is my opinion still.
And a good one, I think.
The FKF or President's Cup 2012 is set for kick-off.
It was previously called the Moi Golden Cup, for those who are lost on the way.
As has been in recent years, yet again, as we have come to expect, there have been several false starts.
The most glaring is the fact that teams are dropping out of the tourney at an alarming pace.
Initially, if what I read was true, there were nearly 100 teams on the roster, before that dropped to seventy something then to the present thirty-ish.
And they are bound to reduce some more.
This has forced the tourney to be postponed by some weeks, as uncertainty over partcipating teams hit overdrive.
Which is no good for the tournament.
Which is a major problem.
First, the competition's standards have dropped to a really low level, because it seems anyone can do whatever they want, walk in and out as they feel.
Second, the point of having the competition in the first place was to allow many small teams have a crack, so it does not make sense not to have them.
As we speak, there are a sprinkling of teams from the KPL, Division one and some smaller sides.
Which means the tourney is basically useless as it favours a few clubs; the Gor Mahia's Sofapaka's and to an extent AFC Leopards, as they are given easy rides.
Which for me is not O.K, like last year not having Ulinzi Stars, the defending KPL champions in the tourney, was wrong.
To my proposal: Why not just force teams to take part?
It is beyond doubt that the tournament has lost it's way and needs to get it's groove back.
Which will take place when we have a strong competition.
Where all big teams take part.
If we have all teams in the KPL and Division one taking place, there will be interest in the tourney, from the watching public to the media.
Downwards at Provincial and District level, the teams can apply to play and face off with each other before the bigger teams take part from an advanced stage.
The small sides will look forward to something, the big clubs will take it as a serious competition and even sponsors will want a stake in it.
I stand to be corrected, but unless we have interest in the tournament very high, we will not have clubs taking part.
What is the point of having an uncompetitive competition?