KPL: Fans air concerns over league kick-off delay

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The 2017 Kenyan Premier League season was planned to kick-off in February but two weeks later no date has been set

Football fans have joined fray to exhibit their discontent following the delay in kick-off date for Kenyan Premier League 2017 season.

The 2017 season was scheduled to kick-off in early February but two weeks later no date has been set with the impasse between Football Kenya Federation and Kenyan Premier League Limited taking centre stage. FKF wants an expanded league of 18 teams while KPL have stuck with a 16-team league.

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As a matter of fact, the fans are suffering since they are spending boring weekends at home instead, of cheering their respective teams at the stadium. "It is very sad to Kenyan football lovers especially me. So I urge FKF and KPL to solve their problems very fast so that we go watch our talented boys playing great football.

"I think someone is trying to kill our game and we will not allow him to achieve that, so I urge all Kenyan football lovers to come out in large numbers pressurize both KPL and FKF to let the league kick-off immediately," said Jaro Soja of Gor Mahia.

"It feels bad that the league has not started, some of us were waiting for the league to start for us to know our new signings, KPL and FKF should just come up with an agreement for the league to kick-off," Jackie Agiza.

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"As a fan, I am feeling really bad, it is a big loss to all clubs and playing unit. Lest we forget, these teams have spent a lot to sign players, who are paid every month, and the whole affair is becoming costly. Enough is enough, KPL and FKF should get an amicable solution," Charity Chicharito.

“When the league finally starts, there will be a congestion of fixtures, exposing players to injuries, causing fatigue to team's representing Kenya in international tournaments and limiting preparations for the national team (Harambee Stars), who have qualifiers lined up this year," Sophie George.