Nick Mwendwa threatens Gor Mahia

FKF President Nick Mwendwa has warned Gor Mahia and three other clubs that they risk being left out of the 2020-2021 League if they do not agree to his terms and conditions.

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The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has warned ‘rebel’ clubs they will not take part in the FKF Premier League if they don’t sign the undertaking to start the 2020-21 season.

The 18 clubs in the top-flight are supposed to sign a commitment with the federation which will allow sponsors to disburse money into their accounts in readiness for the start of the new campaign.

However, four clubs led by champions Gor Mahia, Ulinzi Stars, Zoo FC, and Mathare United are yet to sign the undertaking, and FKF president Nick Mwendwa has told Goal they face being kicked out of the league altogether.

“We only have one league in Kenya which is run by FKF, so I don’t know which league the four clubs will play in, it is either they sign or forget participating in the same.

“The 14 clubs that have signed the undertaking means they will have their matches aired live by broadcast partners StarTimes, so what will happen will happen to those that have not signed?

“Do you think StarTimes will air matches of teams that have not signed? It is very simple, they must sign to be with us or else, they will not be part of us.”

Already 14 clubs have signed the undertaking with the FKF to start the league, they are Kakamega Homeboyz, AFC Leopards, Bandari, Sofapaka, Western Stima, Bidco United, Nairobi City Stars, KCB, Nzoia Sugar, Kariobangi Sharks, Posta Rangers, Wazito, and Tusker.

On Sunday, the FKF issued a circular for testing all players and officials for Covid-19 ahead of the Premier League kick-off on November 28.

The four teams were not included in the schedule, which is set to kick off on November 23 and run through to November 25 in readiness for the first match of the season on Saturday.

According to the schedule obtained by Goal, the clubs to have their players and officials tested on November 23 are Bidco United, whose exercise will be held at Thika Stadium, Kariobangi Sharks (Utalii Grounds), KCB (Utalii Grounds), and Sofapaka at the same venue.

3 thoughts on “Nick Mwendwa threatens Gor Mahia

  • madekenyan

    don’t we have experienced people in football to manage this big team Gor mahia
    why always things can’t go the right way as required?
    how can a team go far without taking care of players after recruiting good players they are always mistreated, mismanaged expecting good returns?
    If you plant maize can you get good yield without weeding properly,taking care the plants as required. that is a big NO.
    kindly it is high time this mismanagement be stopped.
    we want a good team that used to be in 80s
    those experienced people should come on board for this shame to be stoppedl

  • Jatingare

    This attention to detail regarding FKF matters should have been applied to checking the coaches paperwork

  • Charles

    Secretary General sends a letter to FKF endorsing Startimes deal and have FKF release kes.2m to the club.
    Rachier immediately sends another letter to FKF disowning the SGs letter.
    Tower of Babel yet we were assured that a lean office would be more cohesive.

    Meanwhile Head of Gor Mahia delegation to Rwanda one Judith Nyangi.
    When the real work is to be done people forget story za degrees diploma tosha.


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