Football Kenya Federation will have to consult them before making any move in as far as the top flight league is concerned.”
Mathare United chairman Bob Munro has fuelled more controversy over the fate of the Kenyan Premier League after hinting that clubs involved in the league might have the final say.
Speaking on Wednesday, Munro said that the eighteen clubs participating in the top tier could decide as shareholders on whether or not to extend the contract between the Kenyan Premier League and Football Kenya Federation.
“The 18 clubs are key stakeholders and Football Kenya Federation will have to consult them before making any move in as far as the top flight league is concerned,” said Munro
Mwendwa Rules Out Renewal Of KPL Contract
FKF President Nick Mwendwa has already stated clearly that KPL’s contract will not be be extended beyond September 24. Munro, however, wants FKF to invite the clubs for a meeting in order to unanimously decide on the best way forward.
Mwendwa’s pronouncement has sparked an endless debate which has roped in various personalities in local football with FKF finding itself in a tight and lonely corner.
Aduda Cautions KPL Clubs
On Saturday, Gor Mahia FC chief executive officer Lodvick Aduda, who also has expressed interest in the FKF presidency, advised clubs to fend off any temptations to join a different league before they get to clearly understand what lies ahead.
Meanwhile, Munro has blamed FKF for exacerbating Sony Sugar’s problems by congesting fixtures which he says drained their finances.
He further added that the federation had a hand in the financial woes that befell the top flight clubs after it oversaw the unceremonious exit of SuperSport thus creating a stage for the financial challenges the clubs and KPL have found themselves in.
SuperSport ended their association with KPL in April 2017 after FKF breached the contract by introducing two extra teams in the top tier, taking the number up to 18 from the initial 16.
Munro has also accused FKF of going ahead to adopt the Fifa calendar without first appraising the financial capability of the KPL clubs.