Football Kenya Federation boss says no turning back on licensing

President FKF Nick Mwendwa giving grace period of 7days, which ends on Dec 16, to clubs for Document submission at Hotel Panafric on Thursday, Dec 8, 2016. [PHOTO: JONAH ONYANGO/STANDARD]

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa says the federation will not be deterred in implementing club licensing.

This is despite a Sports Dispute Tribunal ruling that overturned the federation’s decision to relegate Muhoroni Youth and Sofapaka.

Speaking on the ruling, the federation boss said they will respect it, but insisted that the process will continue.

“The court has spoken and we respect the decision.

“However, we want to state clearly that this process will continue next year and the two clubs are asked to adhere to it or get relegated,” he said.

“This process is geared towards streamlining the management of the league and was never done with any malice.

“We welcome Sofapaka and Muhoroni Youth back to the top league but they have to adhere to the licensing rules.

We will rectify the manual as ordered by the court.” Mwendwa further said that plans to host next year’s Africa Nations Championships are on course.

“We have been assured by CAF that the tournament will be held in Kenya and at the moment, I am happy with the progress at some of the venues.

“Our team is on the ground working hard to ensure everything goes on well,” he said.

He also announced that CAF will open an office in Kenya in June to support the tournament’s Local Organising Committee.

He reiterated his confidence that Kenya stands to gain from the CAF elections where Ahmad Ahmad beat Issa Hayatou.

“This was Kenya’s win and we are proud to have been part of it and we expect good things from the new administration.

“There is a possibility that the number of teams at the Africa Cup of Nations finals could increase as from 2021 and this is a good thing,” he added.

Next Story
Make way for new champs: Muhuri Muchiri determined to rewrite secondary schools history

It took the newcomers eight years to announce their presence with a maiden regional win.

Madaraka Day Cup: Giants Gor Mahia to tackle Nyeri Combined

The Government has lined up a number of sports activities to commemorate Madaraka Day, whose official celebration will be held at Kabiruini stadium in Nyeri County on June 1.

Nairobi Governor’s Cup: Vapor, Lexus kick off County ties with wins

The ongoing Nairobi Governor’s Cup football contest is at County level with remaining contestants eyeing the Sh1.5 million winner’s prize.

AFC, even if you bring 'The Special One', K'Ogalo will still be the best

It is interesting, but rather sad, how a defeat by a better K'Ogalo team has led to the fallout at the Ingwe den.

For sure, Tusker FC continue to be AFC Leopards' Achilles heel!

Ingwe's woeful run was extended after they suffered another 1-0 loss, this time to Tusker FC.

More Stories
Chespol loses shoe, then roars to second best steeplechase

Kenyan teenager Celliphine Chespol, after temporarily losing a shoe on the penultimate lap, recovered to run the second fastest women's 3,000 metres steeplechase ever at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Friday.

Athletics: Mombasa selects athletics team

Steve Wima had mixed fortunes during the Mombasa County athletics championships held yesterday at the Mbaraki Sports Club.

Kibai re-affirms his track supremacy in Eldoret

Simon Kibai, the world 5,000m deaflympics record holder, showed his might by winning the 10,000m race in Eldoret during the Safaricom national deaf athletics championships yesterday.

Kipchoge missing from list of marathoners

With focus now shifting to Daniel Wanjiru and Edna Kiplagat to lead the team of nine athletes in 2017 IAAF World Championships in London - in August, there will be more demanding questions than available answers as to why Eliud Kipchoge was not picked by Athletics Kenya (AK).

Kenyan stars ready to meet Mo Farah: Can Kamworor and company break the athletics’ great?

Mwangangi, Koech and Tanui go head-to-head with two-time Olympic champion.

Deaf athletes in exciting duels at Olmpics qualifiers

The field was quiet. Sign language was the order of the day.

Who will stop Jebet? Steeplechase, a race made in Kenya for Kenyans

Kiyeng ready for second bite at the cherry as new spirit looms in the air.

Wait, all is not lost: Coaches to assess performance

AK upbeat to fashion strong squad despite lukewarm shows

Kenya, Rwanda First Ladies in race for peace

Noble cause: First Ladies in peace marathon