The Football Kenya Federation has cancelled, indefinitely, all its leagues as a precaution after the country, through the ministry of health, confirmed that there was a case of the Coronavirus in the country.
In a letter by FKF CEO Mr Barry Otieno, leagues ranging from the Kenya Women Premier League to academy games overseen by the federation won’t go on as planned with the Kenyan Premier League, the National Super League and the FKF Super League set to be suspended on Monday 16 March 2020.
A letter sent to media rooms on Friday noted: “Following the confirmation of the first Corona Virus (COVID-19) case in Kenya, Football Kenya Federation has suspended indefinitely, FKF grass-root football competitions and women’s leagues that include the Kenya Women Premier League, Women Division One League, all FKF Branch League, National Division One League, National Division Two League, FKF grass-root sanctioned tournaments and Academies competitions.
“However, all Kenyan Premier League, National Super League and the FKF Cup Fixtures scheduled for this weekend will kick off as planned, behind closed doors but will remain suspended indefinitely from Monday, March 16, 2020.
“As a precaution measure, there will be no pre and post-match handshakes in the said fixtures and fans will not be allowed in and around the stadium.”
The move comes at a time when a lot of European leagues including the English Premier League was suspended indefinitely due to the virus that has hit Asia and a section of Europe.