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Court battle reigns for control of Kenyan football

25 February 2015, 18:50 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - Kenyan football's current problems may not end anytime soon as the Kenyan Premier League KPL moves to court to challenge an order barring it from continuing with operations in the country.

The KPL set in motion an appeal to its current state, in which it cannot hold matches after a court order was secured by the Football Kenya Federation last week, barring it from operating until a case in which the legality of the KPL is determined.

The case is set to be heard Tuesday March 3 2015.

It thus means that the KPL will not take place this weekend, thanks to the court order, while the parallel FKF league has set matches for the weekend.

The KPL in its plea Wednesday, argued that the FKF was in itself in contempt of the law as it is not allowed by world governing body FIFA to go to court to solve footballing matters.

It says that by going to court and securing an order, it is in default of its own constitution.

" Regulation 68 of the FIFA Statute, Article 47 of the CAF Statute and Article 67 of the Constitution of FKF all divest from this court the jurisdiction to hear and determine this suit," the KPL said Wednesday through Lawyer Ambrose Rachier who also doubles up as chairman of current champions Gor Mahia.

The KPL thus wants the court order declared null and void.

Rachier also says that there are valuable details of the suit served by FKF which are untrue and do not disclose the current situation on the ground.

FIFA have already stated that they expect the two bodies to solve the current impasse by themselves.

According to experts, it is likely that the country will be faced with a ban by FIFA after FKF went to court to secure the order, which it does not approve of at all.

Thus far though, they are yet to say anything.

The genesis of the current impasse is a directive by the FKF that the league expands to 18 teams, which was not agreed on by league sponsors Supersport and Tusker.

Top flight clubs also chose not to join the FKF league and have already played a part in the opening round of matches, which has forced the FKF to admit lower tier teams to its own league.

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