A section of FKF Premier League clubs have rejected Nick Mwendwa’s proposal to surrender their economic rights to the federation.
The FKF President has demanded that all clubs commit all their rights to FKF. All clubs signing the document will receive Ksh 2 million as a sign of goodwill between the clubs and the federation.
“This week, we will wire Sh2 million to each club that signs an undertaking for us to manage the rights and the competition. We also have imported a golden trophy that will be handed to the team that wins the league,” Mwendwa said, as quoted by Daily Nation.
At least five clubs have rejected the demand, throwing plans to restart the league into jeopardy. They include; Gor Mahia, Tusker, Ulinzi Stars, Mathare United, and Zoo Kericho.
The clubs claim that they should have a say in the running of the league because they are stakeholders.
“There’s a big distinction between club rights and competition rights. When we compete in the domestic cup, we will never ask for the rights or question anything. But in the league, the club has as much a say in what happens,” Zoo Kericho FC Chairman Ken Ochieng said.
Mwendwa has insisted on giving each club Ksh 8 million from the Ksh 360 million sponsorship deal with Star Times and Betking. The rest of the money, he says, will go to paying referees and handling administrative issues.
Clubs want Mwendwa, who was re-elected to a second term last month, to commit to his pre-election pledge of facilitating the creation of a new company to manage the league and sponsorship money.
This way, the clubs will only pay the federation