The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: National Division One League to Kick Off in March

National Division One league will now kick off on March 16, a month after the initial date. The date was arrived at during a Division One committee meeting and the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) held on Monday.

The league will also feature an increase number of teams--from the initial 40 to 48--which will be divided into two zones (A and B). Each zone will be have 24 teams split into two groups.

The new entrants are Kisero, KYOC (both from Nyanza), Talanta, Nakumatt (Nairobi), Tala (Eastern), Brighter Stars (North Coast), Muranga United (Central), Kolongolo (Western). The committee also proposed that at the close of the season, the top five teams from each of the four groups should make a unified 20-team Division One League for 2014 with the rest of the teams dropping into the provincial leagues.

Zone 'A' Group One-- Bidco, AP, Ligi Ndogo, Moyas, KRA, Green Berets, Congo, Sparki Youth, Maweni City, Kiamabakia Christian Centre (KCC), Brighter Stars, Muranga United; Group Two--Admiral, Mahakama, Kariobangi Sharks, Nairobi Stima, Magongo Rangers, Coast United, Kibera Celtic, Posta Rangers, Mt. Kenya, Jericho All Stars, Tala, Nakumat.

Zone B Group One--Nzoia United, Nakuru All Stars, West Kenya Sugar, Zoo Kericho, GFC 105, Timsales, Shabana, Comply, MumCop, ADC Swan Orchards, Kisero, Kolongolo; Group Two-- Oserian, Agro Chemicals, Finlays, Hotsprings, Longonot, Kakamega Stars, Kisumu Municipal, Utawala, St. Joseph's, Raiders, Kisumu Youth Olympic Centre (KYOC) and Talanta.

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