Stakeholders happy with Nationwide One

Stakeholders of the Nationwide One passed a vote of confidence in the management of the league during a meeting held on Saturday May 8 at Football Kenya offices based at the Goal Project in Kasarani.

The meeting came right after eight rounds of games played in the second tier league to evaluate its progress.

All 16 clubs in the league was represented and part of the issues discussed were, amongst others, officiating of matches, fixtures and other areas such as fields.

progress of the league

- It was a good turn out as all clubs had a representation. So far each club is happy with the progress of the league, the fixtures and regular communication, said Tobias Obado of Real Kisumu who is also a member of the Nationwide One oversight committee

- We agreed to have an evaluation of referees after each match and during the second leg those deemed to be most fair will be retained to handle games in the second leg, said Obado commenting on officiating which was one of the main agenda of the meeting

Several coaches had cited biased and bad calls from referees as a major concern in the league thus far.

unlike the current case

- Towards the end of the season we hope to adjust the fixtures such that clubs get to play a game at the end of the week unlike the current case where clubs play back to back games on Saturday then on Sunday, said Obado.

The evaluation meeting came right after match day eight fixtures and another such meeting will follow soon after match day 16.

Compared, the Nationwide in 2010 was dogged with all manner of complaints leaving many unsatisfied with the promotion of Bandari and Congo United at the close of the season.


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