19 December 2012

Kenya: Executive Convenes Clubs' Meeting on Mini-League

FOOTBALL Kenya Federation (FKF) Coast national executive council member Hussein Terry is set to meet all the clubs from the region this weekend to discuss the controversial mini-league.

Terry yesterday said all the clubs participating in the provincial league from both South and North Coast branches have been invited to the meeting at Panorama Hotel, adjacent to Mombasa Municipal Stadium to look at the mini league issue, besides assessing the successes and challenges experienced this year.

Speaking from Nairobi on phone, Terry said the just concluded mini-league which was won by Mombasa Polytechnic University College after beating Super Eagles, was null and void.

"It's crucial for all the clubs in the provincial league to attend this meeting because it is at this forum that the mini-league will be discussed exhaustively because the one played recently is not recognised by the national office," said Terry.

The meeting is set to re-ignite football management storm in coast region pitting Terry on one side and South Coast branch secretary Evans Mwachia-led group on the other.

Terry, who has been enjoying cordial support from FKF national boss Sam Nyamweya, has been at loggerhead with the Mwachia-led group over a number of issues including the recently concluded mini-league and the National Jamhuri Peace women's tournament.

The Jamhuri tourney that climaxed at Tudor Day Boys' Secondary School ground last Wednesday with Moyas beating home-based St. John's Girls High from Kaloleni Giriama was attended by sports commission Gordon Oluoch and Coast Provincial director of Sports Alex Kabutu.

About two weeks ago, Mwachia claimed that FKF national boss Sam Nyamweya had given consent to the mini-league final match played at Kenya Ports Authority's Mbaraki Sports Club ground in the presence of Mombasa mayor Ahmed Mohdhar and Mvita politician Abdulswamad Ali.

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