FKF will not contest SDT ruling to bring back Zoo and Mathare

Dec, 18th 2020 – Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa says he will not contest the Sports Disputes Tribunal ruling that restored  Zoo Kericho and Mathare United in the top flight league.

Mwendwa however said that the two clubs will not enjoy the broadcaster sponsorship money as they are still opposed to it. The two sides were suspended after declining to sign the broadcasting rights. The teams will now be involved in the round four of the fixtures this coming weekend.  

Speaking to Goal on Thursday, Mwendwa said, “I am okay with that decision, we as FKF are not under any pressure at all. But the sure thing is they will not get the money because that money does not belong to FKF it belongs to the sponsor. We are going to fix them in the league’s programme and new fixtures, inclusive of the teams, are going to come out in due time.”

He added, “When a court rules on a matter, we surely have no reason to contest the decision. We are ready and we will fix them for the weekend programme. There will be no money for them as they enjoy playing.”

FKP had opened a 14-day transfer window for Mathare United and Zoo players to find new homes but SDT stayed that decision too.

On the 18th of July, on the day he announced the Betking deal, Mwendwa said, “I have no time for time-wasters who want to sit around hotels and court houses. These deals we are doing are for FKF, not for Nick Mwendwa, and we do not care about fellows who want to sit around hotels drinking wine at night and doing funny things.”

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