The Kenyan football fraternity has been brought to a temporary halt as Football Kenya Federation and Kenya Premier League fight over the composition of the teams in the top flight, something that is leaving a bitter taste to many.
Former Muhoroni Youth Head Coach Tom Juma who won the club its first silverware by helping guiding it past Gor Mahia to lift the Top 8 Cup has come out to stress out that the two parties should come to terms to avoid the kick off from being postponed yet again as it hurts the football fraternity as a whole.
-The KPL FKF raw is doing more harm than good to the fans, players and coaches. Coaches had already organized themselves for the season and it is also affecting the clubs that are participating in continental football. Their opponents are already playing their leagues whereas our teams are still arranging for preseason friendly matches, so postponing disorganizes everything.
-The preseason should already have ended by now and the new season already kicked off. I hope the two parties come to an agreement. I have heard that the season will now kick off on 5th March, if that's the agreement then let it be. The coaches now have like two weeks to prepare so I hope the date will not change, he told Futaa.
The 2017 season will kick off without Muhoroni Youth, Sofapaka, Vihiga United and KCB as the four teams await Sports Disputes Tribunal's verdict on which teams will join the 16 teams.