7 Feb 17

FKF chairman Nick Mwendwa has announced that the Kenya Premier League has been suspended until further notice. In addition, foru KPL officials have been suspended for bringing the game into disrepute.

“KPL and FKF have been at war for over 14 years. We have been doing this over and over again and we can’t keep extending these wars,” infuriated Mwendwa said according to Capital Sports.

Those who will face disciplinary hearings are KPL Chief Executive Officer Jack Oguda, Chairman James Musyoki, his vice Ambrose Rachier and Mathare United chairman Bob Munro for going against the federation’s directives despite being part of the JEC.

“FKF disciplinary committee will follow due process and summon individuals to be heard and they will pass a ruling after for us to implement. The three have brought the game into disrepute. We take serious exceptions as a federation in what KPL said in their statement as well as Rachier’s letter going against clear directives,” Mwendwa railed.

Mwendwa is infuriated because KPL announced league fixtures that excluded Zoo Kericho, Nakumatt, Vihiga United and KCB whom Mwendwa had announced were promoted.

“These same people have been at the JEC when we sat and agreed things and now they are going against the very same things we reached resolutions on. Those are blatant lies they are spreading and we can’t as a federation accept because we have facts. There are consequences when you don’t follow regulation,” Mwendwa said.

Instead the schedule included Sofapaka and Muhoroni Youth who were demoted for not meeting CAF licensing guidelines.

“We did our regulations and sent to CAF who approved that if you don’t have a club license by end of year 2016, you shall be relegated. I have the details of the AGM meeting. Item number 14 we voted on the proposal to adopt club licensing regulation. We got 70 votes against zero. If a club is not licensed, it will not be in the top tier league,” Mwendwa affirmed.

KPL clubs have been against league expansion to 18 teams. Rachier has noted that this means less money for each team. According to Capital Sports,  Mwendwa also said the financial implication was agreed on at Sh36mn and FKF is expected to deposit Sh24mn to KPL by April.

However, Mwendwa was at pains to substantiate allegations that both Nakumatt FC and Zoo Kericho had offered to add Sh10mn each to the agreed Sh36mn kitty to cater for an 18-team league, creating a clear conflict of interest as they will benefit from the league expansion.

“What is wrong with that?” Mwendwa posed when asked about the allegation.

 


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36 Comments.

  • odhis muga says:

    Two clubs(muho & sofa) are making all top flight players and fans to suffer.Mugabe,Munro,musyioki and Oguda should be expelled forever from Kenyan football matters, they have become arrogant,defiant and egocentric .Fkf is the boss and whoever cannot accept this fact to swallow the blade we are tired these kpl officials.

  • Jakoyo says:

    Hehehe…..more time to gel ! play friendlies against minnows and sharpen our offensive claws with the likes of meru combined, Nairobi stima, bondo united, garissa all stars etc.

    This is why we need leaders who can talk and think at the same time….how will 18 team league fit in a year in which we have international friendlies, we have political elections, stadium renovations in expectation for CHAN 2018 which we are hosting, regional club competitions for tusker and ulinzi to play and worst still the mandatory one month transfer period for player rests and recouping ? Remember we are in mid February……

    Have gone to slumber, wake me up when this madness and headache is over !

  • Jamriambo. says:

    Two clubs offered to bankroll themselves to a tune of 10M each in the top tier? if they are promoted? oh, oh oh, Kenya and corruption everywhere everybody. Once you get the seat kukula inaanza. So the deal was drop these two we shall give you 10M each….and when he is asked he roars back,” what is wrong with that?”

  • ODUOR12 says:

    @BB that was a very good point.I will also galdly and happily accept taunts of “but I you if GM wins under Ze Maria” but i won’t hold my breath. As of now I welcome the confusion at KPL as it gives us breathing space. Demote Ze Maria to youth team and rope in Sam Timbe/FN. Time is of the essence,no time for interviews just head hunt a coach to start immediately. Sadly Omusinga is too involved in the FKF/KPL tussle and as we know he is alpha & omega in GM. Very sad state on affairs,consequences of choosing personalties over structures. HOWEVER YOU CANNOT BUY PROMOTION SURELY NICK THAT IS TOTALLY ABSURD.

  • Dan Original says:

    With AR at the head of teams of teams at loggerhead with FKF there is bound to be very tight compe as we compete with the teams to be promoted from the lower tier. We will need to be of the toughest character to pick the wins though this will apply to all teams

  • Jasego says:

    Rachier here are the consequences of your constant perennial and small endless ego- wars with the federation.The whole reneging on JEC agreement was your idea then the other two were just roped in by your bulldozing…The loser of in the meantime is Kenyan football and players…So boring all this is

    • Adris says:

      Just listen to your self jasego, some teams are bank rolling themselves to the tune of 10m and there you go, you have eyes but can’t see , what is it that you have against Rachier? Will there be sleep play ground when teams sponsor themselves?

      • Adris says:

        I mean same level playing ground sorry for the typing error

        • Jasego says:

          Adris do you honestly want teams that failed to meet basic CAF Licensing requirements on several occasions to continue playing in the KPL while the resolutions passed by FKF that non conforming teams be relegated was adopted and ratified by CAF itself?Should we just support anything Rachier says because he is Gor Chairman?No he is wrong on this and we will point that out.Regardless of shenanigans now being witnessed on funding,the two teams were procedurally dropped and we should be talking on transparency in sourcing funding for Vihiga and KCB not quarreling over 18 team league composition that was agreed in the JEC by both parties and agreement deposited with the relevant arbitration body

          • Jamriambo. says:

            shikilia hapo hapo hapo, that is one thing i like about our brothers from the lake…a wrong is a wrong even if perpetrated by a brother it remains a wrong. Good. Rachier, you are on the wrong track, back out man, back out mapiyo, faster, haraka.

  • jathur gi ji says:

    What is the big issue here, someone please educate me? What’s in 16 or 18 teams? And what is this smelly thing about some teams being ready to pay up to 10 million shillings, pay to who and for what, about what? And Mr soprano is saying there is nothing wrong with that? And now the Kenyan football and our youth to suffer again while the mongrels, walanyama fight.

    However one thing I want to differ with some people, even if they will come for my neck, please drop that derogatory reference to someone as “Mugabe”. That is very very offensive. Lets just be civil and respect one another, more so our leaders even if we do not like them.

  • vincent owino says:

    HAPA KUNA SHIDA IF ATEAM CAN GIVE OUT 10M TO BE PROMOTED THEN IT MEANS KCB N VIHIGA HAVE CONTRIBUTED THE SAME,THEN 2U MR.RACHIER UA NOLONGER KPL CHAIR N MWUENDWA ALIKUSHINDA ROHO SAFI,PLSE LET MUSIOKI DO HIS JOB HE IS THE CHAIR,THE NAME MUGABE COMES IN BCOZ HE DOES THINGS THE MUGABE WAY,WHATS THE TOTAL GATE COLLECTION ROR THE YR ENDING 2016,MKATE,MAJI,FN CASE IF CHAIR DO NOT WANT U MY FRIEND UA GONE,IS THAT NOT MUGABE WAY,

    • A person says:

      Mugabe he is. Or Robert. Ambrose Robert (AR). He has acquired the name based on how he rungor affairs. Accounting is not in his agenda. This is the kind of arrogance that cost him the Fkf chair position. Do you think the naive Mwendawa deserved the win? If only Mugabe could do things differently!

    • A person says:

      In fact now I am convinced that hata sura yake ni ya Mugabe, especially his jaw.

  • Baba Travis says:

    For sometime now I have been wondering who is being referred to as Mugabe.So it is Mr Rachier.Gor Chairman?I prefer to keep quiet when I have nothing constructive to contribute to fellow bloggers on this site.No one will know how stupid I am until I open my mouth to talk.What moral authority will I have to lecture my kids or your kids on integrity while I lead a gang of terrorists on social media platform.Comrades,am appalled.What happened to the sharp brains that eloquently dissected issues here the past few years without insults and yet without mincing words.Greetings from Berlin-Germany.

  • jakorando says:

    wachaNANE na rachier he is doing a good job Mwendwa is killing football with corruption.

    • Adris says:

      Jasego,I agree with you on many aspects, what I don’t agree with is teams bankrolling the league they are to participate in iam foreseeing problems , untouchables matchfixing and so on, again every club representative appended their signatures on the fixture let for chairman follow the right procedure in regards to promotion

      • Jasego says:

        Yes adris self funding is wrong as it will result in conflict of interest and should be looked at but to revert to the long squabble of 16 vs 18 teams is not good,it was settled let us move forward with 18 teams and clear sources of funding be presented by FKF that doesn’t involve the promoted clubs sponsoring themselves

        • Jamriambo. says:

          shikilia hapo hapo hapo, that is one thing i like about our brothers from the lake…a wrong is a wrong even if perpetrated by a brother it remains a wrong. Good. Rachier, you are on the wrong track, back out man, back out mapiyo, faster, haraka…….Okekanungo where are you? You would have put it better and more hilarious and humorous. Come brother.

  • Kassam Mwivangano says:

    A big NO to promotion and demotion of teams in the board rooms. Unless we are too young to reason!
    This is returning foot ball to the dark days.

    I thought Nick Mwendwa would lead but he is turning out to be a noisy individual.

    On AR being referred to as Mugabe i disagree because he was elected, (regardless of whoever voted), its time we respected GM leaders, if anything many GM fans prefer peace , reason and moving forward.

  • seville says:

    Rachier lost it when he was defeated now instead of pushing for how the club will sustain it self if sponsors decide not renew if they decide to ban pple frmvfootball activites Ar uve already sang the song now it is time to dance to it

  • A person says:

    For those who believe that referring to Rachier as Mugabe is derogatory, you are entitled to your opinions. In a society, we have both the stupid and elite groups. So if referring to AR as Mugabe based on his similarities with Bob in running the great club makes me stupid, so be it. On this I accept not only to be called stupid, but also a terrorist and a goon. But Mugabe must know that not all fans will say yes to his lack off accountability and high handedness. Even the highest leaders of this land have been described using unprintable words on social media! So referring to Rachier as Mugabe is a non issue. “my opinion my right”

  • Jamigori says:

    Deleted post for moderation

    • Jasego says:

      Hehe wonders will never cease in this world.Apparently Jamigori’s long abusive and generalized attacks on all and sundry referred to as bloggers being useless and other derogatory remarks was deemed worthy not to be moderated and eventually deleted since I guess they are in defense of the Real Owners of this blog (Ambrose Rachier).It is the first time I have called him that but certainly not the last since as it is we are heading to an Era of bare-knuckled free for all matusi and name calling.The post by Jamigori is the worst I have ever read in this site since I joined two years ago and has belittled him in ways he can’t imagine.All leaders must accept criticism it comes with the job ask Uhuru Kenyatta the amount he handles and you’ll know with great power comes great humility and responsibility.Finally no amount of vile language changes anything really since all bloggers remain Gor Mahia supporters,hawabandukii,hawatishiki,watazidi kusema watakavyo na hata Rachier hawezi Fanya lolote juu Gor Mahia sio ya Mama Yake

  • odhis muga says:

    Let Mugabe publish proceeds from Gm lotto,gate collections,Gm bread and Gm salt and avoid tug of war with FKF.By so doing he will automatically earn the respect from all and sundry.Futaa reports that ottomax and ogweno have been fired,maybe they were the cause of poor results.Let’s now expect good results from this Brazilian.

    • ODUOR12 says:

      But what is wrong with comparing GM’s Rachier with the Original One.Zim’s Rachier has 18 degrees,is the “democratically” elected president of a sovereign country,is very(most) rich hence worthly of comparison with AR who should now strive to still be GM chairman well into his 90s like Rachier.Btw personally i have no problem bora GM wins league,GoTv,CECAFA & CAF. In fact i for once support him on the 16 team league.That money is better used improving youth skills/structures and infrastructure instead of pumping it at the top level where player quality is difficult to improve due to lack of basics.If the players of the teams being forcefully promoted were good enough they would have been absorbed into the top 10 clubs and would be in the national teams senior,u23 and u20. GMFC should be aiming to compete with Azam,Zamalek, Mamelodi etc not struggling against nakumatts and vihiga utds.

  • musymo says:

    From what i read, Ottamax and Ogweno were sacked because Ze Maria threatened to resign if they were not. I think they should have been sacked for poor performance or insubordination. What will the EC do the next time he threatens to resign? Sack themselves? Anyway we elected them so we are bound by their decisions. But could someone please educate me how sacking the two will improve our performance on the pitch? But then again, every thing has a good to it: Ze Maria can no longer blame the two for the draws and the losses. I am anxiously waiting for his new scapegoat!!!

    • ODUOR12 says:

      Let me guess possibly Gattuso (methinks ZM & most players have issues that should be addressed now and RIOT ACT read to both parties),then it will be the quality of players recruited by EC and finally EC.That said,the problem was created by Omusinga secretly extended his contract.However am a strong believer that a head coach should have total control and freedom to choose his players and TB BUT HE HAS TO DELIVER TROPHIES AND NO RACISM. In the new circumstances let’s give him the benefit of doubt again. Remember @BB’s wise counsel, it’s GMFCs success that matters. Lakini increase FASTING & PRAYERS.

  • Jasego says:

    Hehe wonders will never cease in this world.Apparently Jamigori’s long abusive and generalized attacks on all and sundry referred to as bloggers being useless and other derogatory remarks was deemed worthy by admin not to be moderated and eventually deleted since I guess they are in defense of the Real Owners of this blog (Ambrose Rachier).It is the first time I have called him that but certainly not the last since as it is we are heading to an Era of bare-knuckled free for all matusi and name calling.The post by Jamigori is the worst I have ever read in this site since I joined two years ago and has belittled him in ways he can’t imagine.All leaders must accept criticism it comes with the job ask Uhuru Kenyatta the amount he handles and you’ll know with great power cones great humility and responsibility.Finally no amount of vile language changes anything really since all bloggers remain Gor Mahia supporters,hawabandukii,hawatishiki,watazidi kusema watakavyo na hata Rachier hawezi Fanya lolote juu Gor Mahia sio ya Mama Yake bwana

  • Jasego says:

    Responses were always going to be moderated,wonder how Jamigori remarks passed the test of responsible social media editing.No other comment warranted automatic deleting like he’s but all the same we will respond.We are western educated technocrats with PhD’s so cannot be moved with a single law degree and years of law practise hustle without even one internationally cited papers that formed jurisprudence anywhere.The same useless bloggers contributions week in week out are what the revered leadership has been using to build homes upcountry and refuse to publish independently audited books of account.We can put facts here my friend that shows extreme nakedness of those you so defend with gusto but no need as it is clear those who benefit from the current state of affairs would rather die that see their kingdom led by Ambrose Rachier crumble.Gor is and shall always remain a community club for all Jokanam and no amount of abuses will change that.No one invites or expels supporters as they will outlive all temporary profiteers and racketeers in office.Moi ruled kenya with an iron fist and left even the real Zimbabwean Rachier is now old and sickly so what it special that we should worship AR?Gor sio ya mama ya mtu bwana,acheni hii upuzi ya matusi hapa na vitisho.You are only relevant in your own homestead but here wea pseudonyms rule you are nothing other than a reflection of the nonsense you post

    • musymo says:

      Amen. If anything who gives a s**t about what he thinks of them. I, for example has been a sympathizer of Rachier’s and voted for him because in my OPINION no credible alternative has shown up but I will never spew all that gibberish in defending him. Just as i am rabidly anti-Ze Maria and expect his ‘wives’ to respect that opinion, is as I will respect Rachier’s detractors to hold theirs. Rachier or Ze Maria is never gonna bat for anyone when your house is on fire. Let us disagree but do it like the intelligent people we paint ourselves to be seeing that everybody else is an brainlesst!!!

      • Jasego says:

        Thanks musymo we must maintain civility and decorum at all times or lose the very purpose of this blog.I too voted Rachier but disagree with a litany of moves he makes everyday but taking as things stood no one else would have been an alternative GM Chairman.Still the court of public opinion remains open for all bloggers to air their views freely without earth shaking abuses such as those used above.It couldn’t be left unchallenged as we are fiercely democratic in all ways

    • A person says:

      Learned fellow. I am loyal to that eloquent linguistics. Ni kama ya Plo Lumumba. Jaluo in the house.

  • Marto Original says:

    Admin you are failing in your responsibilities. What is the whole idea of moderation about if you can allow such postings from both sides of the divide to go through. You are allowing a pot of hatred to be brewed right under your nose.

    And to my fellow bloggers, I don’t mean to lecturer any one coz i don’t have that authority but it would be a good idea if we remained civilised even as we air our contrary views. This whole issue of name calling and abuses is uncouth and belongs to the stone age. So now if you criticize GM leadership you are brainless, and if you support Zemaria then you are his wife? I thought this was a forum for grown ups to share and debate ideas guys.

  • Jamigori says:

    Admin, you deleted my posting but the message was delivered to all bloggers. All the culprits have reacted with venomous, which I think is welcomed.

    We need to respect the chairman for the great job he has done in the club to be where it is right now. These are facts that can’t be denied.