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FKF, Super 8 agree to out of court settlement

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has offered to sanction the Sportspesa Super 8 tournament.

The federation’s Nairobi branch had a fortnight back moved to court and obtained an injunction to bar the annual competition from taking place, citing among other issues “congestion of fixtures and a tight calender of events”.

The scenario however changed on Wednesday moments before the Principal Magistrate Charles Obulutsa was set to deliver his ruling on the matter but was interrupted by FKF’s lawyer Anthony Thuo, who requested for time for the two parties to work out a truce.

The court granted the request and ordered the two parties to return to court with an update on the subject on Tuesday.

“The hundreds of youth at the grassroots are the real winners today,” Extreme Sports CEO Hussein Mohammed said after this development.

The two parties are now expected to harmonise the tournament schedule in the next few days, a development that will give way to the start of the tournament that is expected to bring together more than 100 team competition on April 4th.