Sam Nyamweya has hailed the ruling by the Sports Dispute Tribunal in the protracted supremacy battle over, who has the mandate to run and make decisions touching on Kenyan Premier League.
STD gave KPL the mandate to decide whether 'Mashemeji Derby' between AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia should proceed after KPL moved to the tribunal challenging an order by FKF, to KPL to call off the match that was set for Saturday. The game has since been postponed.
But Nyamweya, who signed an MOU with KPL giving the body express mandate to run the league on behalf of the Federation, said that KPL has a final say on matters touching on the league.
“While it cannot be argued that the Federation have the overall powers to run the football in the country, the KPL Limited have a say on matters touching on the League.
“As President of the Federation, I signed an MOU with KPL giving it express mandate to independently run the league on behalf of the Federation as instructed by the last governing council which was attended by none other than the current President of the Federation, who even went ahead and seconded the decision.”
Nyamweya, in a statement obtained by Goal, told Mwendwa to stop changing goal posts further advising the FKF boss to adhere to the rules.
“At this time he was seeking votes from KPL, but he must now respect the signed agreements which he was party to.
“It is my position that the independence of the KPL and agreements that have been signed must be respected to the letter.
“KPL must stand firm against these bullying tactics currently being employed against it and run the league as per its mandate. I thank the Sports Disputes Tribunal for its ruling, they have finally vindicated me."