by Agnes Amondi
The Government of Kenya (GoK) through the Ministry of Sports, Culture & Heritage on Friday gave the green light for sports activities considered to be of low risk to go ahead provided they follow the containment measures put in place.
This gives the Football Kenya Federation Premier League a go ahead to kick start on Saturday as planned.
“All contact Sports (Low-Risk) may resume their Premier (Tier 1) league and Team Kenya activities. All other activities related to lower level leagues remain suspended. All contact sports (high-risk) remain suspended,” read the statement in part by Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed.
However, only the top tier leagues are allowed to resume which puts the return of the Betika National Super League, scheduled to start in December, in doubt. That said, the Ministry of Health also indicated that it shall revise the guidelines from time to time in the best interest of all stakeholders.
“The Ministry will continue monitoring compliance to the guidelines and revise them from time to time in the best interest of the health and safety of all our stakeholders.”
Nine matches have been scheduled in the opening weekend of the 2020/21 FKFPL season. AFC Leopards vs Tusker at the Nyayo stadium headlines the fixtures on Saturday. Vihiga United and Kakamega Homeboyz will also be in action at Mumias Complex in Kakamega whilst Bandari against Sofapaka will get their campaign underway at Mbaraki Stadium in Mombasa.
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