The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) through CEO Jack Oguda has released a statement on the back of the Sports Disputes (SDT) ruling on Tuesday.
SDT ruled that the forthcoming Football Kenyan Federation elections are stopped and according to KPL the decision had a far-reaching effect on Kenyan football.
KPL however assured that it had no effect on how they are running their league as they wait for the 30 day period put the Kenyan government and the Ministry of health on the coronavirus to decide when the league would resume.
The Letter in Full
The Kenyan Premier League is well informed of the decision of the Sports Disputes Tribunal delivered yesterday by Chairman Mr. John Ohaga, which decision has far-reaching implications on the status of football in Kenya.
KPL wished to re-affirm that as the country awaits direction from world football governing body –Fifa, on the way forward as ordered by the Sports Disputes tribunal (STD) it remains fully operational and committed to ensuring the league is not unduly hampered by the aftermath of the ruling.
We wish to assure our partners and sponsors that all is well and none of our obligations or programs will adversely be affected as a result of the decision of the STD.
We thank all football stakeholders for the invaluable support and cooperation over the years and in the wake of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected the normal KPL calender.
The KPL Governing Council (the shareholders) will meet soon to discuss a way forward and look at options available once the 30 days period elapses and after the review of the COVID-19 by the Kenya Government and the Ministry of Health.