Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


FKL should step up

NAIROBI, April 28 –Tuesday’s ruling by the ruling by the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in regard to who should manage football in the country was met with a huge sigh of relief by football stakeholders.CAS ruled that Football Kenya Limited (FKL) is the body legally in custody of the sport and hopefully this will be the start of a long road to recovery of football management in this country.

For the better part of the last decade, local football officials have engaged in a vicious tug of war over who was in charge of the game. 

From the days of the Inter Club Consultative Group to FKL versus KFF, it’s been a long drawn arduous and frankly tiresome battle. The battle went a notch higher in 2008 December when FKL was formed.

On the red corner has been Mohammed Hatimy with his FKL cahoots who enjoy Fifa backing while in the blue corner has been Sam Nyamweya who claimed to enjoy government backing.

Thankfully CAS has sorted it out and the country can now concentrate moving forward. Politicking has to stop and replaced by actual effort.

Despite toasting its win, FKL must start awaken to the realization that hard work lies ahead.

Last week’s meeting with Kenya Premier League officials was a step in the right direction but the football body must put itself about.

KPL is a shining beacon among all the dross that is Kenyan football and its understandable that FKL want to be part of it, but their scope is way much bigger.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

That Kenya is ranked 114th in the world is the perfect exhibit of how much work needs to be done.

Our under 17 team lost to Somalia-yes a country that cannot play its home matches at home is another lucid indicator of how lowly Kenya has fallen.

FKL must there fore set about repairing football structures in Kenya. Youth programmes, women football, referee courses, coaches’ clinics and other administrative work must be revived in the earnest.

FKL must make itself relevant again. And to do so, it must work its socks off. It must earn the trust, respect and faith of Kenyans and the only way to do so is by working hard on its proposed duties.

A functional secretariat would be a good place to start.

Over to you Hatimy, Kasuve et al.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Seccadeli Cami Halısı

    June 15, 2022 at 3:31 am

    Thank you for content. Area rugs and online home decor store. Hello Administ .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


More on Capital Sports


NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – There is light at the end of the tunnel. After failed promises over the last three years since its...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 13 – Kenya’s history making Daniel Adongo, the first Kenyan to play in America’s National Football League (NFL), is now living...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 27 – DStv and GOtv subscribers are in for a treat of the world’s best football this week as the 2020-21...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 6 – Gentrix Shikangwa scored with two minutes left as Vihiga Queens sailed to the final of the CECAFA regional qualifiers...

© 2022 Capital Digital Media. Capital Group Limited. All Rights Reserved