FKF to discipline Munro as new look FKF/PL unveiled
Influential Mathare United Chairman Bob Munro has been put on notice of disciplinary action by the national football governing body Football Kenya Federation(FKF) a day after he bolted out of the joint FKF and Kenya Premier League meeting called to resolve the stand- in Kenya’s top tier league.
At a Super League clubs meeting held at Nairobi hotel, club officials accused Munro of meddling with
Kenya Football adding that he has now outlived his usefulness and it was time for him to pack up and go.
FKF Chairman Sam Nyamweya disclosed that he had credible evidence that Munro incited Kenya premier League(KPL)officials to walk out resulting to a stalemate during the recent meeting that was meant to come out with a local solution to the current impasse. “He is the root cause of all the problems we (Kenyan football) are facing in the country. He has walked out on several occasions during previous joint coordinating committee (JCC) meetings. He was a nuisance to my previous predecessors
including Alfred Sambu,Maina Kamanda, and Mohammed Hatimy. He has been reprimanded on several occasions. We are not going to tolerate him anymore” Observed Nyamweya.
Efforts to get comment from Munro proved fruitless as he was unable to be reached on his cell phone.
Meanwhile, following the elapse of the deadline set by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to Premier league teams to confirm their participation in the FKF Premier league, the Federation has picked alternative Super League clubs that will replace them.
The Federation has also appointed Kariobangi Sharks Chairman Nick Mwendwa to run the League in partnership with FKF/PL management .
Other officials named by clubs as members of an interim Governing council include Ibrahim Muganda, Johnstone Sakwa and Zacharius Ogola of Talanta FC. The first task of the interim governing council will be to come up with a memorandum of understanding between both parties.
The Federation has resolved to pick the top nine club in the two zones to form the new look FKF-PL.
FKF League and Competition Chairlady Doris Petra said there will be no vacuum since they have strong and competent clubs.
“The 16 KPL teams are still our members by virtue of paying affiliation fee. None has cancelled their membership with us. It’s up to them to tell us whether they are with us or they are going to
play their own unsanctioned tournament “ said Petra.
The 18 clubs that will feature in the FKF-PL include Posta Rangers, Kericho Zoo, Nakumatt, Kakamega Homeboys, Shabana, Agro Chemical, West Sugar, Finlay’s , St.Joseph, Nairobi Stima, Bidco,and Ligi
Other team’s are Oserian, FC Talanta, and Kariobangi Sharks .The Federation insisted that in an event that the three of the current Premier League team’s fail to show up, they shall be replaced by Modern Coast ,Moyas and Busia United respectively.
The clubs confirmed that they were ready to kick off this weekend with Nyamweya confirming they will benefit hugely from the financial assistance from the sale of broadcast rights with each
of the 18 clubs receiving a whooping shs. 1million per month.
As a result of the new development, fresh fixtures will be worked out in the few coming hours with another clubs meeting set for Monday to chart the way forward.
For the umpteenth time,Nyamweya reiterated that match officials including referees, and commissioners who will be spotted officiating in another league will face automatic sanctions with his/her license being revoked.
‘We gave our friends time to confirm their participation in our league but they have declined to confirm. It’s a painful decision. They have ceased to be our members and we shall forge ahead with our programmes”.noted Nyamweya.