Why the 2022/23 Kenya Premier League has been suspended indefinitely by the transition committee

Wazito FC Elli Asieche (left) shields Tusker FC Charles Momanyi on March 8, 2022 during Kenya Premier League match played at Moi International Sportes Centre

Why the 2022/23 Kenya Premier League has been suspended indefinitely by the transition committee

Fabian Simiyu 09:56 - 03.10.2022
The Football Kenya Federation has opened up stating that clubs requested for more time to come up with solutions amid the ongoing scuffles in the FKF body.

The 2022/23 Kenya Premier League had been scheduled to kick off on October 1, 2022, as the fixtures were already out and the interim committee had also communicated earlier on.

The clubs were in pre-season mode to keep their players fit before the announcement was made.

Concerns have always been there in regards to the state of football in the country after FIFA imposed a suspension on Kenya as a country due to government interference in the football sector. 

Centre Referee Simon Anganga yellow card Kenya Police Goalkeeyer Job Ochieng on March 13, 2022 during their Kenya Premier League match played at Moi Stadium, Kisumu

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The committee outlined that it had received requests from several clubs wanting the games to be postponed until the uncertainty surrounding the league is addressed.

It went ahead to confirm that the clubs' request had been granted and that the league kick-off date will be communicated later once the issue has been resolved by the stakeholders.

AFC Leopard's Eugene Mukangula celebrates goal with teammates against Police on April 3, 2022 during FKF Premier league match played at Nyayo Stadium.

Football activities in Kenya have been under interim bodies since November 2021 after the dismissal of Nick Mwendwa as the FKF boss by former Sports Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohamed.

Ababu Namwamba is the current nominated Sports CS and all eyes are on him to provide a solution amid the ongoing woes in the football sector.

Ababu Namwamba is the Current nominated Sports CS pending approval by the Parliament

The mandate given to the current Caretaker Committee will expire on October 16 and the clubs can only hope that a solution would have been found by then.