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10 things you need to know about FKF-KPL premier league deal

Officials of Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and their Kenyan Premier League (KPL) counterparts struck a deal on Monday to end their long standing feud on the management of the top tier league.

Here are ten highlights of the deal mediated by a Fifa delegation.

1. FKF to withdraw the court case it had lodged last month against the Kenyan Premier League.

2. The Kenyan Premier League runs the 2015 top tier league featuring 16 teams on a transitional basis.

3. A new league comprising 18 teams acquired from both the currently existing KPL and FKF-PL leagues be adopted as from next year.

4. The top flight league be henceforth known as the Football Kenya Federation and be run by the federation according to the FKF constitution.

 Joakins Atundo of Tusker and Rodger Ochieng of Ushuru in a tussle during their Kenyan Premier league match at Nyayo stadium on March 22, 2015. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU(nairobi)

Joakins Atundo of Tusker and Rodger Ochieng of Ushuru in a tussle during their Kenyan Premier league match at Nyayo stadium on March 22, 2015. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU(nairobi)

5. The contract between broadcast sponsors SuperSport and the KPL limited continues uninterrupted until its expiry at the end of this season.

6. FKF to reserve all commercial rights for the top flight league from 2016 onwards as per the federation statutes.

7. The KPL constitution be reviewed to conform to the FIFA and FKF statutes.

8. The league’s judicial body to have members elected by the general assembly not on appointment basis is was the case.

9. A Memorandum of Understanding be crafted and signed by both parties to govern the relationship between FKF and KPL, and the federation statutes be followed to the letter.

10. The MoU will stipulate the criteria for promotion and demotion of teams that will necessitate next year’s harmonized 18 team league.