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Gor, Sofapaka allowed to sign 7 foreigners

GOR-KISUMUNAIROBI, January 2- Football Kenya Federation has given Gor Mahia and Sofapaka special dispensation to sign up to seven foreign players to boost their squads ahead of their CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup campaigns.

In a statement, FKF president Sam Nyamweya said this was to give them a chance to progress to the latter lucrative stages of the continental competitions.

However, the two clubs will only be permitted to use a maximum five foreign players in next season’s Kenyan Premier League as the rules dictates.

“Also our clubs need to set their sights in signing players from other countries as it is common with other top African sides with an aim of reaching the CAF quarter final stages where the monetary gains are huge.

“Currently Kenyan clubs are allowed to sign only five foreigners but as a federation we have seen the need to expand the signing to seven players for the two clubs as they prepare for the CAF Champions league and CAF Confederations cup kicking off in February,” Nyamweya’s New Year Day statement read in part.

“Gor Mahia and Sofapaka can only use the players in the above tournaments but the rule of five foreigners in the local league will remain,” he added.

Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia take on Madagascar’s CNAPS in the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League and had confirmed 18 players for the continental assignment.

GOtv Shield winners Sofapaka will take on FC Platinum in the second tier competition hoping to emulate their run in 2011 when they fell one hurdle short of making the lucrative group stages.


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  1. Allan

    January 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    No! It’s possible to hold elections in December 2012. 

  2. legacy99

    January 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    lets have election 2013 march lets stop all this nonsence we can use common sence where law will not favour the nation

  3. Oludavin

    January 13, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    These three positions of the Constitution interpretation may appear to contradict one another, leaving the Constitution in a state of inherent conflict with itself, the Supreme court knows that the Constitution must never contradict itself if it is to remain as a valid foundation for our law, because a nation with an arbitrary legal foundation will split along the same lines that the foundation has been split upon, and collapse. Arbitrary law is the definition of TYRANNY. Law is not an arbitrary thing, it is written so that men may read it, learn it, rely upon it, and use it to safely guide their daily activities. It must never be allowed to contradict itself, and whenever possible, must always be interpreted in a fashion that gives and preserves effective meaning to EVERY PROVISION, so as to affect a harmonious, peaceful co-existence amongst all the Code sections in the entire Code.

  4. Francis

    January 13, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Mutahi Ngunyi, unless you are so ignorant- the president remains in office until a new president is sworn in! It has nothing to do with “when Kibaki’s  term ends”. CIC should tell us what constitution they were reading when they were threatening Kenyans that elections must be held in August transitional clauses of the constitution not withstanding-AN APOLOGY WOULD DO! It turns out that is Mwau- a.k.a BOSS who knows the law.

    • OT

      January 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      Bwana mutahi, you have clearly stated the president stays in power until a new one takes over. that’s the constitution we all voted for. So shut your mouth and respect the law. Anyhow most of us are tired of the current crop of leaders but it does not mean we bend the law. Now there is no excuse for the repeat of 2007/8 scenes.

  5. Len

    January 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Only Karua understands the law.

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