KPL plans to resume League matches despite FKF move to suspend it
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KPL plans to resume League matches despite FKF move to suspend it

The Kenyan Premier League will resume if the government can lift the restrictions imposed to help combat the virus.

In a communication on Thursday to media stations, KPL confirmed that their governing council will converge for a meeting in the coming week to deliberate on the same this after the Cabinet Secretary of Sports intimated that sporting activities might resume soon.

Part of the statement noted: “The Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Amb. Amina Mohamed, recently confirmed that the Government has set up a team to prepare for the resumption of sporting activities in the country once the Covid-19 situation has been managed. This is a sign that football, in general, is set to resume to normalcy in the near future.

“In view of that, KPL wishes to confirm that a KPL Governing Council meeting will be convened next week depending on the new measures that the Government will announce to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic following the lapse of the 21-day nationwide curfew and cessation of movements in certain counties and local administrative areas on Saturday, June 06, 2020.

"In the meeting, the KPL Governing Council will deliberate on the Government’s blueprint to reopening the economy and its effect on football activities. For the avoidance of doubt, no decision has been made regarding the fate of the KPL 2019/20 season. It should be emphasized that it is only the KPL Governing Council that has the power to make such a decision.

"In that meeting, the KPL Governing Council will discuss and decide on the fate of the KPL 2019/20 season. The provisional agenda for the meeting will be circulated when convening the meeting after consultation with the KPL chairman."

The move comes weeks after the Football Kenya Federation cancelled the current league season and declared Gor Mahia as the champions.

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