FKF blames KPL for termination of SuperSport contract

By KBC Reporter

The Kenyan Premier League is to blame for the termination of its contract with sponsors SuperSport.

Football Kenya Federation Chairman Nick Mwendwa moved to blame KPL’S unwillingness to disclose the contents of its contract with SuperSport to the federation as their  main undoing.

On Friday Supersport who had Kenyan Premier League broadcast rights holders announced termination of their contract with Kenyan Premier League Limited.

In a letter sent to newsrooms, they registered their discomfort with Sports Disputes Tribunal’s ruling which subordinated their role to run the Kenyan top tier football.

Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa now says KPL should have been open to the federation on the contents of the contract.

Supersport agreement was due to expire in 2021. In order to forestall the impasse the federation has invited KPL to a joint executive committee, JEC, meeting on Monday where the 18 teams participating in the league will be in attendance on April 11th at Kasarani.

Mwendwa assured that the league is not in danger and will run smoothly as they work on re-engaging the South African based pay tv giant.

Supersport has been the Broadcast right holders of the Kenyan Premier League since 2008 and signed an improved five year deal in 2014.

Elsewhere, Eugene Ochieng missed a penalty as Nakumatt FC settled for a barren draw with Sony Sugar in a Kenyan Sportpesa Premier League match that was played Saturday at Afraha stadium in Nakuru.

Nakumatt have now picked four points this season after beating Zoo Kericho in their previous encounter.

The Sugar millers on the other hand have won two of their last matches against Sofapaka and Thika respectively.

In other matches that were played Saturday, Muhoroni Youth played to a goalless draw against Mathare United while Gopr Mahia beat Kakamega Homeboyz by a solitary goal.




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