The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has given Zoo Kericho and Mathare United a 48-hour ultimatum to reconsider their stand on a broadcast deal or be expelled from the FKF Premier League.
The federations National Executive Committee (NEC) has henceforth suspended the two clubs from all football related matters until the issue is sorted.
“FKF has resolved to suspend Zoo FC from all football activities under Article (15(1) of the FKF constitution for failing to endorse the Media and Commercial Rights Agreement between FKF and StarTimes Media,” reads a letter sent to the Kericho based club.
“NEC has given the club until December 11, 2020 to sign and submit to FKF the mandatory endorsement upon which the suspension shall be automatically lifted,” the letter further says.
Zoo and Mathare have declined to endorse a Ksh 800 million broadcast deal between FKF and StarTimes. Gor Mahia and Ulinzi Stars have also not endorsed the deal but will be allowed participate in the league. The four clubs were ommitted from the first tow league fixtures.
There are rumors that the federation has opened disciplinary actions against Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier. NEC is said to be mad at Rachier’s move to write a letter to StarTimes.
FKF President Nick Mwendwa chaired a NEC meeting at the federation’s Goal Project offices on Wednesday where the deliberations were made.