Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa once again waded in to the KPL/ FKF feud over the league composition by stating at all the federation has been
asking is cooperation from the KPL and not in anyway trying to usurp the
league organisers in the proposed call of expanding the league
at the end season FOYA awards, Mwendwa advised that players welfare
should be the thing put to the fore as he also reiterated that FKF has
not for once taking over KPL's mandate of running the league, rather
than only ask for more cooperation from he league.
have tussled over it for 3 year and it's time this comes to an end,
hopefully. What matters in this is whether we are cooperating better
than before and taking care of our players. We have asked for
cooperation from KPL as they continue doing their job. FKF isn't
contemplating the absence of KPLor working without them. That's our
position, we have asked for more cooperation from our partners, so as to
enjoy more diversity and have a clear way of doing things, he said.
With the dispute set to be decided upon in the near future, Mwendwa
hinted onFKF's willingness to abide by the tribunal's verdict when it comes out.
We have a dispute tribunal in place and us taking the matter there, shows we embrace institutions. We have
confidence that they can work and we want Kenyans to know that in football there
is both a way and a fair way, Mwendwa added.
Tribunal had been scheduled to decide on whether the 2017 league will
have an expanded 18 teams or remain with KPL's backed 16 teams.