Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa has denounced a consultative meeting organized by the Sports Disputes Tribunal on Tuesday 2 June.
STD had said that the meeting was in regard to the forthcoming football elections where they wanted to engage all the Presidential aspirants as they looked to find a way forward.
In a rejoinder on Wednesday at the Federations office, Mwendwa said they were not going to be part of the discussions and instead would wait for a directive from FIFA.
“Ideally, a mediation process is party-driven and voluntary. Usually, negotiations in mediation are undertaken before an impartial and neutral third party without decision-making powers. In any event, the stakeholders of football in Kenya comprise of many other parties and entities outside these proceedings. FKF is an institution bound by its constitution as well as the FIFA statutes
“We received the SDT’s ruling on March 17, 2020, and its further directions, and have abided by them, in good faith. FIFA has likewise been clear in its reply to us on the issue. We will, therefore, await its (FIFA) direction on the matter,” Mwendwa said in the presser.
The Sports tribunal had on December 3, 2019, nullified the football elections, with the new election date yet to be released.