Mwendwa: FKF ready to support club resume training as soon as Government gives approval

  • According to Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa, measures are in place to help the Kenyan Premier League clubs resume training when the government gives the green light.

Kenyan government was the first in East Africa to ban all sporting activities in mid-March owing to the coronavirus pandemic. There is hope that some of the restrictive measures put in place could be eased off and football action given consent.

Mwendwa said they are waiting for the way forward from government in a statement: “Once we get the guidelines from the government to resume football action, then we will issue a protocol so the KPL clubs and even lower clubs can go back to training,”

“We are just waiting for the government to give the directive and that will give FKF the opportunity to explain to clubs what they are supposed to do, [to train amid Covid-19], and everything will return to normal.” Explained the boss.

“We are already done with the 2019-20 season and now our focus will be for the clubs to embark on training [but with strict rules] as we prepare to kick-off the new season in August.” He added.

On Tuesday, Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed issued a statement confirming that she had formed a task force involving the Ministry of Sports in collaboration with Health to find ways of ensuring sporting activities resume in the country.

“We have formed a committee that will guide us on what to do in regards to resuming sporting activities, and I know they will come up with a good report. We want to have sports coming back, but we must follow the laid down rules governing the coronavirus,” Amina reported.

The sporting fraternity awaits President Uhuru Kenyatta national address on Saturday when the current 21-day curfew elapses.

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