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KPL plots a return as it looks to the government for the go ahead 

KPL plots a return as it looks to the government for the go ahead 

by Agnes Amondi

The Kenyan Premier League management remains adamant that it shall have the 2019/2020 season resume pending the government’s review of its directive on cessation of movement across various counties.

It’s Governing Council will meet next week to deliberate on how the “government’s blueprint on reopening the economy” will affect footballing activities.

In view of that, and drawing optimism from a statement from the Cabinet Secretary of Sports Amb. Amina Mohamed, that: “the Government has set up a team to prepare for the resumption of sporting activities in the country once the Covid-19 situation has been managed” KPL sees this as a “sign that football in general is set to resume to normalcy in the near future’.

“KPL wishes to confirm that a KPL Governing Council meeting will be convened next week depending on the new measures that the Government will announce to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic following the lapse of the 21-day nationwide curfew and cessation of movements in certain counties and local administrative areas on Saturday, June 06, 2020,” a statement from KPL read in part.

“In the meeting, the KPL Governing Council will deliberate on the Government’s blueprint to reopening the economy and its effect on football activities. For avoidance of doubt, no decision has been made regarding the fate of the KPL 2019/20 season. It should be emphasized that it is only the KPL Governing Council that has the power to make such a decision. In that meeting, the KPL Governing Council will discuss and decide on the fate of the KPL 2019/20 season. The provisional agenda for the meeting will be circulated when convening the meeting after consultation with the KPL chairman,” it continued.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) had ended the league prematurely in March and declared Gor Mahia champions, citing that a return wasn’t possible after the government extended its directive on the cessation of movement across various counties.

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