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Mwendwa: Fifa told FKF to do away with company running league in Kenya

The federation boss reveals it was not potential to kind a personal company to run the league after doing away with KPL

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa has defined why they determined to do away with a restricted company to run the Premier League.

The federation boss has revealed whereas taking on the running of the top-flight from Kenyan Premier League Limited (KPL) whose five-year mandate had expired, the federation had considered arising with one other company to handle the identical.

However, Mwendwa now says his dialogue with the world governing physique, Fifa, and the variety of court docket battles he had tussled with KPL over the interval he took over the running of FKF, pressured him and different members of the federation to assume in any other case and do away with the formation of a company altogether.

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“We also had plans to have a company to continue running the league like KPL, but we realised we could not have a company because Gor Mahia cannot have shares in a limited company here in Kenya, so there is no way all the 18 clubs will be represented in that company, so we will be lying to the clubs if we formed the company,” Mwendwa told FKF TV.

“Fifa additionally told me we’ve got had lengthy tussles with KPL in court docket, you know the way lengthy FKF and KPL have battled in courts, we’ve got fought in court docket for the final 4 years that I’ve been the President, so we stated now we’ve got finished away with KPL, we overlook about forming a brand new company.

“Fifa also told me to forget about forming a company, so we told the transitional committee, we will not have a company, but we will allow you to run the league as a committee, we will open for you an account and put in money and allow you to make your own decisions.”

Explaining additional on why the formation of a company to run the league was not potential, Mwendwa stated: “For instance, KPL lied to Western Stima, they had been members of KPL, of which they weren’t, just some officers who had been administrators [in KPL] saved benefiting from the company and that’s what the opposite members in the transition committee needed us to do and we refused.

“We cannot do things the way they were before, we must have transparency and have all teams in one group and also FKF to run the league and that is where the problem came from, because some owners of a few clubs did not want it that way.”

The league is presently being managed by the federation and can enter spherical 4 of matches this weekend.

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