Sports / Updates
Wednesday, 12 Apr 2017 09:56 EAT
Football Kenya Federation has moved to engage SuperSport with a view to having the South African company rescind its decision to terminate its contract with the Kenyan Premier League limited. The South African pay television company last week terminated the licensing agreement with KPL over what it termed breach of contract.
The national football office move comes after the FKF hierarchy met both the KPL leadership in a Joint Executive Committee (JEC) meeting yesterday and a section of KPL club chairmen earlier today. “From the two meetings we have resolved that it is in our interest and that of Kenyan football to have SuperSport back on air,” said FKF President Nick Mwendwa.
“As such the federation has moved with speed to engage SuperSport in a bid to remedy the situation and have the company rescind its decision to terminate its contract with the KPL. “We have further made it clear to SuperSport that despite being the institution duly recognized to oversee all footballing activities in the country, we have delegated the mandate to commercially organise the top tier League to the KPL limited until the year 2020,'' he said. The federation is also willing to provide any warrants that might be required to demonstrate the same,” explained Mwendwa.
In addition, the FKF president also pointed out that the two meetings had resolved that there was an urgent need to mend relations between the KPL and the FKF for the betterment of football. “We have all agreed that the relationship between KPL and FKF has fallen short in the last one year and have decided to craft a new agreement'', he said .
The agreement should capture the correct position of both parties in order to mitigate against any possible fallout in the future, he added. “Further in the spirit of reconciliation FKF has decided to mute all charges that had been levied against three individuals from KPL, for bringing the game into disrepute,” concluded Mwendwa.
Earlier this year FKF had initiated judicial proceedings against Mathare United Chairman Bob Munro, Gor Mahia Chairman Ambrose Rachier and KPL CEO Jack Oguda for bringing the game into disrepute.