Mathare United and Zoo FC suspended from FKF Premier League

Sun 13 December 2020 | 19:45

A two-week transfer window has been provided for the affected players to find new clubs.

Nick Mwendwa

, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president, has declared the removal of

Mathare United


Zoo FC

from the Kenya Premier League after they denied the broadcasting deal which FKF signed with StarTimes.

“We have opened a 14-day transfer window for Mathare United and Zoo FC players to move clubs after they were suspended from the league. We have also amended the table to 16 teams,” Mwendwa told Goal on Sunday.

“There will be no room to add any other team as that remains the final decision.”

The two clubs were expelled after Mathare United CEO Jacktone Obure reported that FKF supported Gor Mahia and Ulinzi Stars in the continuing impasse over the StarTimes contract.

Both Gor Mahia and Ulinzi Stars are clubs that have not yet approved the broadcasting arrangement.

“When FKF wrote the letter of suspension to us, they wrote to Ulinzi warning them that they must endorse the deal in 72 hours but accompanied the letter with some KSh2 million,” Obure stated in an earlier interview.

“Zoo and Mathare United have not signed and have not received a single coin and the question is: how comes that Ulinzi protested as we did but were only warned and given the money.

“Mathare United, unlike Ulinzi Stars, were removed from the Covid-19 program tests because we had not signed the deal. We had to cover the costs of testing as a club.

“Ulinzi Stars wrote a letter requesting for more time to gloss over the deal but in the same afternoon, FKF wired KSh2 million to their account. Mathare wrote a similar letter but it was not replied to.

source: SportMob

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