FKF promotes Super League sides to Premier League

Federation now kicks out rebellion clubs among them Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards and picks teams from lower tier to form an 18-team FKF league

Football Kenya Federation have made good their threat and promoted fourteen Super League sides to 2015 FKF Premier League.

A statement from FKF President Sam Nyamweya obtained by Goal revealed, “Following elapse of deadline set by FKF to Premier league teams to confirm their participation in FKF/PL, FKF held a meeting with teams from National Super League and it was resolved that the top teams, who took part in 2014 Super league will now form the bulk of teams in 2015 FKF Premier League.

“The clubs represented by their top officials, confirmed that they were ready to kick-off this weekend and that FKF League shall comprise of 18 teams picked on order of merit. The clubs will benefit hugely from financial assistance from sale of broadcast rights with each of 18 clubs receiving Sh1 million per month.

"The 18 teams are - Shabana ,Kakamega Homeboyz, Nakumatt, Rangers, Kericho Zoo, Agro Chemicals, West Sugar, Finlays, St Josephs, Nairobi Stima, Bidco, Ligi Ndogo, Oserian, FC Talanta, Kariobangi Sharks and in an event that three of current Premier league teams, whom have requested to be considered fail to do so, they shall be replaced by Modern Coast, Moyas and Busia United.

“The clubs elected following Nick Mwendwa, Ibrahim Muganda, Johnstone Sakwa and Zacharrius Ogola as members of an interim Governing Council that will work with FKF/PL management in running of the league. The first task of the interim governing council will be to come up with a memorandum of understanding between both parties.”

Nyamweya added, “FKF-Premier League will kick-off next Wednesday. The above clubs will meet on Monday to come up with new fixtures. I want to assure Kenyans that there will be only one league in the country that is recognised by Caf and Fifa. I want to warn our referees that whoever officiates in an un-sanctioned league will be suspended.”

Nyamweya said they have withdrawn membership of all KPL clubs that had not confirmed participation by Thursday deadline.