FKF vows to adopt contentious draft constitution

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Mwendwa insist that the changes have the blessings of both Fifa and Caf as much as it's against the Sports Act 2013

Football Kenya Federation has vowed to go ahead and adopt the contentious draft constitution that proposes to increase term limit for the President by four more years.

FKF is set to change its constitution in the forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) set for November 18 in Mombasa.

But despite increased public outcry from stakeholders, FKF boss, Nick Mwendwa has vowed to go ahead and change the laws, even offering to stand in the witness box should any Kenyan challenge the decision in the courts.

“I do not expect a situation where it will be contested and if it does, we are ready to defend ourselves in the court,” Mwendwa was quoted by the People Daily.

Mwendwa, who insist that the changes have the blessings of both Fifa and Caf as much as it's against the Sports Act 2013, said that there are no plans to increase his term in office.

Sports Act provides that all heads of local Sports federations can hold office for a maximum of two terms of four years.

“If you have been elected the chairman of the federation for the contentious term in the draft constitution, you cannot vie for the same seat in the federation save for a NEC member.”

Among other proposed changes in the 35-page document include increasing the number of NEC delegates by 16 from 78 and creation of additional branch by splitting Nairobi (County) to take the number of branches to 48. Mwendwa had pledged in his manifesto to increase FKF branches by adopting county format.

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Another contentious debate in the draft law is a proposal to make it mandatory for all National Super League clubs to have five U-20 players in their matchday squad.

The draft further states that at least one U-20 player will have to play the entire 90 minutes in every match.

 

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