Football authorities in Kenya have been warned by World football governing body, FIFA that if Football Kenya Federation and Kenya Premier League(KPL) fail to resolve the running of the country’s top club football competition they could face a ban.
In a letter to the FKF president Sammy Nyamweya seen by Kenyan newspaper Nairobi News , Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke acknowledged that “the world football body’s support in the process of whether the KPL should have 16 or 18 participant club had come to an end following FKF’s criticism of the report compiled by Fifa’s independent expert consultant and given FKF deemed itself capable of finding a local solution”.
“In this context we would like to remind you again that this matter is now for FKF to resolve on its own with the relevant stakeholders in Kenya,” Valcke said.
Valcke said that Fifa expected FKF to find a local solution that was acceptable to “all relevant stakeholders and “in the best interests of Kenyan football.
Valcke reiterated that the role of FKF was to organize and supervise football in all its forms at the national level, as well as to control association football in Kenya as provided under Article 18 paragraph one of the Fifa Status.
He said leagues to a Fifa member must be subordinate to and recognized by that member as provided under the Fifa Statutes.
“FKF must comply with the Fifa Statutes and any violation of the above obligations may lead to sanctions as provided under Article 13.2 of the Fifa Statutes,” Valcke wrote.
A similar scenario happened in Uganda with the 2012/2013 football season with Uganda Super League running it’s matches while FUFA Super League was running also it’s league and matches.