FKF determined to bring back SuperSport
Through his Twitter handle FKF President Nick Mwendwa revealed that they are trying hard to see SuperSport are back to the Kenya Premier Legaue.
“Met KPL yesterday, met the clubs this morning, now FKF engages SS with view for them to return ASAP ! Let do this together”. Posted Nick Mwendwa.
This comes four days after SuperSport terminated its partnership with the league managers citing breach of contract.
A statement released by the federation Tuesday confirmed that there have been several meetings involving the top football managers in the country where it was unanimously agreed that every option will be explored to ensure that SuperSport resumes broadcasting the top flight league.
“All KPL clubs meeting at FKF Tuesday 11th ! We will sort this issue once and for all..” tweeted Mwendwa.
FKF were, however, clear that they intend to be an active part of all subsequent contractual agreements entered by KPL “to capture the correct position of both parties.
“We have resolved that it is in our best interest and that of Kenyan football to have SuperSport back on air. As such, the federation has moved to engage SuperSport in order to remedy the situation,” FKF president Nick Mwendwa said.
“We have further made assured SuperSport that we have delegated the mandate to commercially organise the top tier, and that we are willing to provide any warrants that might be required to demonstrate this.”said Mwendwa
For their part, KPL said that they will look for alternative modes or interacting with SuperSport on this matter so as to have them to rescind their decision.
KPL chairman Ambrose Rachier also cast aspersions on the federation’s move to negotiate for a fresh deal directly with SuperSport, saying that no federation in the world has ever engaged with sponsors of the top flight league.
“I have never heard of a federation negotiating sponsorship rights on behalf of the league organisers,” Rachier said.
Meanwhile, FKF has put on hold disciplinary proceedings that had been preferred against KPL Governing Council members Bob Munro (Mathare United), Ambrose Rachier (Gor Mahia) and Jack Oguda (KPL Chief Executive Officer) in a bid to foster a spirit of cohesion between themselves and the league body.
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