- There has been no action in the Kenyan elite league since early March, with all sport halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The league’s governing body, KPL and FKF, is set to meet next week to discuss their plans regarding the league as the world sports is now gearing up to return.
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) halted the top-fight and went on to crown Gor Mahia as the champions, a move the league managers protested.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has hinted that he may relax the curfew and the cessation of movement in several counties. Top-flight football management is now trying to find a fallback plan.
KPL issued a statement: “The Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Amb. Amina Mohamed, recently confirmed that the government has set up a team to prepare for the resumption of sporting activities in the country once the Covid-19 situation has been managed,”
“This is a sign that football, in general, is set to resume normalcy in the near future.
“In view of that, KPL wishes to confirm that a KPL Governing Council meeting will be convened next week depending on the new measures that the Government will announce to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic following the lapse of the 21-day nationwide curfew and cessation of movements in certain counties and local administrative areas on Saturday, June 6, 2020.” Partly read the statement.
KPL made it clear that the current League which was suspended in Mid-March was not part of the agenda and urged clubs to familiarize themselves with FIFA guidelines on dealing with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“For the avoidance of doubt, no decision has been made regarding the fate of the KPL 2019/20 season. It should be emphasized that it is only the KPL Governing Council that has the power to make such a decision. In that meeting, the KPL Governing Council will discuss and decide on the fate of the KPL’s 2019/20 season.” KPL affirmed.
“In the meantime, KPL advises clubs to familiarize themselves with the attached FIFA guidelines on dealing with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on football activities and their recommended roadmap to resuming football activities. We shall also be guided by the government’s guidelines on the resumption of sporting activities.” KPL advised.