Football Kenya Federation release fixtures for the 2022/23 season
Football Kenya Federation on Friday released the 2022/23 season league fixtures, slated to kick off on November 19, signaling the official return of football in the country.
This comes just a week after the FKF National Executive Committee was reinstated back to office by the Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba after over a year in the cold.
Namwamba’s predecessor Amina Mohamed had disbanded the federation’s NEC because of the misappropriation of funds.
The NEC on Wednesday nullified last season’s league run by the FKF Caretaker FKF Transition Committees.
In the new fixtures, the teams which earned promotion have been left out.
According to the fixtures, the 2022/23 season is scheduled to end on June 17, with all the last fixtures being played on the same day.
Even though the Kenya Premier League Caucus had said they would not participate in non-Fifa sanctioned league, its chairman Raymond Oruo told Nairobi News they are now convinced the suspension would soon be lifted since the process has already kicked off.
“The CS has reinstated the NEC and opened the secretariat, which was part of the conditions for the suspension to be lifted. We are on course, and the suspension will be lifted soon.
We should not wait until then because the government has shown goodwill that will see the suspension lifted,” said Oruo, also Gor Mahia Chief Executive Officer.
Nine matches have been lined up in the first weekend of the kickoff, the highlight being what is expected to be a tough clash between defending champions Tusker and last season’s runners-up Kakamega Homeboyz at Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega.
Record FKF-PL champions Gor Mahia and 12-time winners AFC Leopards will clash against Nzoia Sugar and Ulinzi Stars, respectively.
Gor will host Nzoia Sugar at Nyayo Stadium, while Ulinzi Stars will, for the first time, host a league match and the newly built Ulinzi Complex when they host Ingwe.
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