28 December 2012

Kenya: Football Federation Directs Coast Clubs to Plan Mini-League

FOOTBALL Kenya Federation have directed South Coast branch clubs to hold a fresh mini-league only a month after the conclusion of another one that was not recognised by the national office.

The move that has the backing of FKF boss Sam Nyamweya will materialise after a clubs meeting set for Tuesday next week that will be chaired by Coast FKF national executive committee member Hussein Terry within Mombasa county.

Speaking on phone from Nairobi yesterday, Nyamweya said he was fully behind Terry's efforts to ensure football activities in the seaside region are streamlined to boost standards. He said the area had abundant talent that could not b allowed to go to waste.

"What we vowed to bring to Kenya football in our campaigns last year was sanity and order in the organisation of the game and therefore I will support efforts geared towards improving football across the country because that is key to improving the game," said Nyamweya.

Nyamweya's sentiments came only two days after a club's meeting convened by Terry decided to postpone the agenda of the fresh mini-league until Tuesday following the absence of the Mombasa Polytechnic University College who won the controversial tournament.

"We will have to give this agenda more time so we reach an understand with those involved and affected. We have to discuss it conclusively." Terr said att the meeting.

Polytechnic beat Changamwe district's Super Eagles through a penalty shot out at the Kenya Ports Authority's Mbaraki Sports Club ground to be crowned champs of the much publicised but controversial mini-league organised by branch officials that was boycotted by some clubs acting on orders from FKF headquarters.

"We are in full support of the decision to give clubs that are not here time so that we collectively agree on the way forward and come up with a joint solution to this stalemate," said Tononoka FC's Patrick Renson.

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