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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Sports bosses to petition Uhuru on Wario

Following attacks by the Sports cabinet secretary Hassan Wario against officials of the Rugby Kenya, Athletics Kenya, Football Kenya Federation and the National Olympic Committee of Kenya, top officials have now united and are planning to meet Uhuru Kenyatta to petition him over the operations of his cabinet secretary for Sports Hassan Wario.
During last year’s Soya awards ceremony, he hit at the officials claiming that the AK chairman Isaiah Kiplagat was corrupt while the Nock president Kipchoge Keino was senile while FKF boss Sam Nyamweya was a lone ranger in soccer management.
They are now compiling a joint petition to the president in which they claim Wario has failed to meet them as a team and instead has perfected the act of dealing with their opponents. We have information the bodies which are key players in the sports industry are planning and organising a major demonstration to State House if the president fails to meet them.
As pressure now mounts on Wario to apologise to the above officials, FKF delegates last week unanimously endorsed a decision to break ranks with Kenyan Premier League Limited. A special general meeting held in Kakamega also endorsed a National Executive Committee proposal to have a seven-tier league structure with the premier league as the top-flight and ward leagues as the lowest.
Premier League was also renamed Football Kenya Premier League with 18 teams. “Beginning this year, the league shall be known as Football Kenya Premier League, comprising 18 teams and run by participating clubs under a company limited by guarantee known as FKF Premier League Limited. Nyamweya assured that Homeboyz will be part of 2015 league. Sources say FKF has already secured a sponsor for the league for the 2015 and beyond and each participating team will pocket Sh9m as a grant.