Wanyama wants end to dispute
27 February 2015, 14:06
Nairobi - Victor Wanyama has urged the Kenyan Football Federation to end the
disagreement over the administration of the Kenya Premier League.
The FKF have created their own national league following a bitter
dispute with the current league administrators, the KPL, as to who
should run the existing Kenyan top-flight.
Despite the controversy, the KPL have commenced league fixtures as
planned, prompting threats from FIFA secretary general Jerome Valke to
ban football in Kenya until the issue is resolved, saying: "We are not
going to allow two leagues in the country."
Wanyama has expressed his disappointment at the situation and has
called on the two bodies to reach a compromise on an issue he feels
could derail a number of Kenyan players' careers.
"That's for the federation if the league has to be extended," the Southampton man is quoted as saying by Goal.
"But I think they just have to stop the wrangling because they think
too much about themselves and they should now try to think about the
young players coming up and the players who are playing football to earn
"They should think about that as well, not just thinking about themselves.
"If football is banned in Kenya, they don't lose but they should
understand that football is a job for a lot of people. If Fifa now bans
Kenya then a lot of people would lose their jobs."
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