Football clubs react to FKF’s move to nullify league
Clubs have shared varied reactions to Football Kenya Federation’S (FKF) decision to nullify the 2021/2022 league season.
The decision was arrived at in a meeting of FKF’s National Executive Committee (NEC).
The NEC was reinstated by Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba after more than a year in the cold.
The affected leagues include the FKF Premier League, National Super League, National Division One league, and Women’s Premier League.
The NEC also announced the delayed league season will commence between November 19 and 26, 2022.
The league nullification affects, among other teams, Tusker FC which won the top-flight league title last season.
“We will not contest the decision and are ready to work hard and win the league again,” said Charles Gacheru, Tusker’s representative.
“Let it be known it is not easy letting go of the title we really fought for but the bigger picture is we want football to be back.”
Gor Mahia Secretary General Sam Ochola read from the same page as Gacheru.
“It is a decision that disadvantages some teams but we all should be considerate and allow the game to be played. As Gor Mahia we also struggled last season in terms of resources and feel the pain but let’s just focus and support each other for the new season to kick off,” said Ochola.
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Meanwhile, the management of Administrative Police Service (APS) Bomet which won the National Super League last season and was due for promotion to the top flight was reportedly considering legal action.
“We feel wasted. The team fought, honoured its matches and we need justice,” said APS Bomet Secretary General Michael Nyawanda.
Posta Rangers chairman John Tonui on the other hand felt the NEC should have consulted all the teams in the four leagues before sealing the fate of last season.