FKF-PL in Limbo as another club moves to court ahead of upcoming weekend Matches
Fortune Sacco have lodged on Wednesday at the Sports Dispute Tribunal challenging Football Kenya Federation’s decision to nullify last season’s league.
Through the club’s CEO Timothy Muthike, they had instructed their lawyers to challenge the decision as they had “not contravened any set rules by the Caretaker Committee that was overseeing the leagues.
Muthike adds that the bad blood between FKF and the government was not supposed to affect teams playing in different leagues, hence their latest move.
“We have instructed our lawyers to move to court today, part of the reason is because we played all our matches, we spent money and we followed all the instructions and fixtures given to us by the football governing body then. We are not party to the dispute between the federation and the government,” said Muthike
Muthike further says that the confusion brought about by the FKF decision has forced them to put on hold their preparations as they wait for the court direction.
“The nullification has had an immense impact on our training since we have actually been invited to attend National Super League meetings which is more confusing to our players, so we have first halted our training as we await a final decision on the matter,” added Muthike.
Fortune have joined APS Bomet and Kona Rangers who moved to court earlier challenging the nullification.
APS Bomet head coach Charles Odera says they will accept any ruling from their court case challenging Football Kenya Federation’s decision to nullify the 2021/22 football season.
Odera admitted the players had been downcast following the announcement but have now been prepared to accept any outcome.
“I have spoken to the players about the issue which was initially bothering them but right now they have accepted whatever outcome the court might give and are ready to play in any league the court decides,” Odera said.
Odera assessed that the team is ready for a return to competitive football having played a series of friendlies including against the FKF Premier League champions Tusker FC.
“Their morale is as high as I have seen it, we have recently played friendlies with Tusker and we drew 2-2 and we also played MCF in Thika and drew 1-1 so nothing can stop us because we are ready and eager to play,” added Odera.