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New FKF Premier League season to kick off on October 20

New FKF Premier League season to kick off on October 20

The 2020/21 FKF Premier League is set to kick off on 20 October 2020 with teams having to undergo strict Covid-19 protocols ahead of the new season, FKF President Nick Mwendwa has revealed.

Kenyan Premier League clubs are tentatively to resume training on September 15 with players being tested for Covid-19 before the season resumes.

“We will have to test players before the season resumes. We will also enforce strict Covid-19 protocols at all matches to ensure safety of the players and staff,” Mwendwa said while appearing on NTV Sasa.

The FKF boss hinted that there will be a possibility of having fans in the stadium but not until it is safe to do so. He says fans will only be allowed back once the pandemic evolves positively to guarantee their safety.

“We will submit our return to football protocols to the Ministry this coming week. We expect our FKF Premier League clubs to get back to training by September 15, 2020, and that the League will kick off around October 20, 2020 once the Minsitry of Sports gives us the go ahead.

Meanwhile, The FKF boss says the Federation is in talks to have a friendly match for the Men’s National team as part of preparations for the AFCON Qualifier against Comoros.

“The CAF competitions calendar is out. We are in talks to have a friendly for the Harambee Stars in October before we face Comoros, Home and Away in November. We are optimistic we can qualify again for the AFCON 2021,” He adds.

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