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The reason behind postponing the Mathare United game has been revealed

Tue 01 December 2020 | 6:25

Mathare United, Gor Mahia, and Zoo FC have not signed the undertaking as they want to ratify the broadcasting deal that FKF has signed with StarTimes.

Football Kenya Federation Premier League CEO

David Thiru

has revealed the reason behind postponing the Mathare United vs Ulinzi Stars league match.

The reason was to give 2008 Premier League champions time to go through the broadcasting deal that the

FKF

has signed with the

StarTimes

.

Mathare United

,

Gor Mahia

, and

Zoo FC

are the clubs who have not signed the undertaking to ratify the broadcasting deal.

These three clubs have not played their opening games of the new season so far.

“In light of your request to peruse the StarTimes contract, and in view of the need to protect both your rights and the rights of other FKF Premier League clubs, the federation has reached a decision to postpone your fixture against Ulinzi Stars,” Thiru wrote to Mathare United.

“The match was scheduled for December 2, 2020, and now pushed to a later date which you will be informed in due course. This will allow you to peruse the StarTimes agreement and decide on the club’s next step.

“Nevertheless, the federation wishes to remind you of your obligation as provided for under article 14 (p), 19, 79, 81 (1), (2), (3) and FKF (2017) and the need to respect the same.”

Also, Mathare United have been taking the mandatory COVID-19 tests since they are preparing for the new campaign.

“Then the wait is now over and on Tuesday 1 December we will reveal our new shirt sponsors for the 2020/21 season. Keep it locked here,” Mathare United stated.

 “The squad on Monday successfully underwent Covid-19 testing at the Goan Institute with Pathologists Lancet Kenya – PLK carrying out the process.

“The tests are in line with government directives geared towards the successful resumption of football in the country following a nine-month hiatus brought about by the pandemic.”

The club have also announced that they will reveal their new shirt sponsor soon.

“The wait is now over and on Tuesday 1 December we will reveal our new shirt sponsors for the 2020/21 season. Keep it locked here.”


source: SportMob

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