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Sunday 29 March 2015

Nyamweya team win bigs in FKF/KPL new deal

Last week’s deal that was brokered between Football Kenya Federation and Kenya Premier League over the management of the football league was a big relief for the entire football fraternity but a big win to FKF boss Sam Nyamweya side.
The deal will see this year’s top flight league be run by the the name FKF Premier League.
According to the new deal, each league will continue running with the two set to be merged next year to form one 18-team league to be organised under the FKF Premier League, to be implemented.
The final MoU between FKF and KPL for the latter to run the top flight league should be signed by June this year. The decision to let KPL continue running the top flight league was considered mainly because of the contractual obligations KPL has with Tusker and SuperSport which is to expire this year.
To survive, SuperSport will need to re-negotiate with FKF in 2016 as they consider their current contract with KPL.
For now, the premier league will still be managed by KPL, but will be renamed FKF premier league. FKF has a mandate to engage sponsorships and commercial rights for the next season. As things stand now Azam TV which has been engaged with FKF has a bright a future in the Kenyan soccer terrain.

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