Talks between Football Kenya Federation and the Kenyan Premier League have collapsed. The two Football bodies had been directed by Sorts CS Hassan Wario to meet before today and come up with a solution that was acceptable to all.
The meeting started at around 10am with all parties represented. All club chairmen of 16 KPL clubs were in attendance while FKF was represented by National Executive Committee and branch officials.
At some point, tempers flared and FKF President Sammy Nyamweya was heard insisting he was the chairman of the meeting. Mathare United chairman Bob Munro walked out for a smoke and from a distance; he was seen consulting with his Gor Mahia counterpart Ambrose Rachier.
Munro never walked back to the meeting; instead he drove away insisting he had another important appointment. However before he left he told journalist who were around he was not certain if a solution will be found by the end of today.
After hours of deliberations, FKF called for a vote to decide on the way forward, KPL declined and walked out. According to KPL CEO Jack Oguda, there were no plans of any vote during their discussions.
“KPL’s position in the matter remains the same; we want to implement the FIFA report which recommended a sixteen team league” He said
“It was an issue about people agreeing on the way forward but it was going back and forth, revisiting issues, but in the end there was no agreement” He added.
KPL has insisted their league will go on as earlier planned while on the other hand, Nyamweya has given clubs until tomorrow 10am to confirm if they will take part in the newly formed FKF league.
Earlier Nyamweya had suggested there were almost getting a solution as the meeting took a break. The FKF president has accused KPL clubs for walking out when they almost found a solution.