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FKF move to court to block league kick off

The planned matches of the first weekend of the 2015 Kenyan Premier League season may not be played after all after Football Kenya Federation (FKF) sought a court order barring matches in this competition from being played late on Friday.

The order issued by the Milimani Law Courts lists FKF as the plaintiff and Kenya Premier League Limited, Kenya Football Referees Association and Sports Kenya as the first, second and third defendants.

“The Defendants/Respondents be and are hereby restrained by way of injunction from hosting, commencing, starting, running, managing or in any other way conducting a parallel Premier League in Kenya in the name of the Kenyan Premier League or in any other name for the 14 days from 20th February, 2015,” the order reads in part.

This development takes the ongoing battle between FKF and KPL regarding control of the top flight football competition to another level.

The two bodies have failed to agree or compromise on how to manage the competition, a development that is threatening to stall all league activities in the country.

KPL CEO Jack Oguda however told Nairobi News he was yet to be officially served with the court order.