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FKF Premier League ‘bus has left the station’ – Mwendwa warns ‘rebel clubs’

FKF Premier League ‘bus has left the station’ – Mwendwa warns ‘rebel clubs’
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FKF Premier League ‘bus has left the station’ – Mwendwa warns ‘rebel clubs’

FKF Premier League ‘bus has left the station’ – Mwendwa warns ‘insurgent golf equipment’

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The federation boss now says they’ve already taken off and warns ‘insurgent’ golf equipment they may miss the practice because the league kicks off

Soccer Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has categorically acknowledged the brand new ‘bus’ for the 2020-21 Premier League season has already left the station and won’t reverse for anybody left behind.

Responding to a query on whether or not the season will kick off with out three ‘insurgent’ groups – Ulinzi Stars, Mathare United, and Zoo FC – who’re but to endorse the FKF and StarTimes deal, Mwendwa informed Purpose: “Now we have 15 groups within the bag already, that could be a bus of 15 golf equipment and it is able to take off.

“Now we have truly taken off the stage and it’s upon the opposite groups to suppose twice, in the event that they need to assist their gamers [by taking part in the league with money], then we nonetheless have time for them to leap in however we don’t have time to attend for anybody, they need to resolve shortly as a result of this bus has a really excessive pace and won’t flip again when it takes off.”

Mwendwa additional defined the tug of struggle between the ‘insurgent’ golf equipment and FKF was of no worth as a result of “the TV rights they’re combating to take cost of belongs to FKF.”

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“Let me put it very clear, the rights of the league belong to FKF, and that’s the reason TV rights belong to us, we solely determined to offer KPL the rights as a result of they have been managing the league for us, so all of the rights together with media rights, industrial rights belong to FKF.

“If the golf equipment have points, they need to come to FKF places of work and lift them, we don’t have time to waste, however one factor they can’t do to carry different golf equipment at ransom, we’re not able to be held again now we’ve managed to safe sponsorship for our league.”

On whether or not Gor Mahia have signed the deal, Mwendwa mentioned: “Gor Mahia gave us an endorsement from their duly elected secretary-general and the remaining is now historical past, they’re a part of us, that’s the reason we’ve 15 groups, we’ve written to the remaining three to register courtesy and are ready to listen to what they are saying.”

On how a lot they’ve as sponsorship for the league, Mwendwa mentioned: “StarTimes gave us 1.1million {dollars}, BetKing 3.4million {dollars}, and bear in mind all of the contracts are signed in {dollars}, and we don’t need to cover something, these days of hiding issues are lengthy gone.

“KPL by no means used to inform us how a lot they obtained from SuperSport, however right here in FKF we’ll put all the things out for everybody to know what’s going on.”

The highest-flight is about to renew on Saturday because it was ended prematurely in mid-March owing to the coronavirus pandemic, with AFC Leopards taking up Tusker within the opening match at Nyayo Stadium.

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