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Kenyan players outraged by football wrangles

Professional football players in Kenya have taken to social media to react to the way the sport is being managed in the country.

The players, among them Arnold Origi (Norway) Felly Mulumba (Sofapala), Francis Ouma (Switzerland) Jesse Were (Tusker), Mungai Kiongera (KCB) and Innocent Mutiso (Gor Mahia), have expressed their displeasure over the current standoff between Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and Kenyan Premier League (KPL) over control of the league.

Following the collapse of talks between the two bodies on Wednesday and with no indications of a solution to the problem, the Kenyan game is likely to witness two parallel top flight leagues.

Interestingly, all the players are using a similar signature statement “as a professional player, am not happy (with the current wrangles).”

Meanwhile, the Government has maintained a studious silence on the matter, despite Cabinet Secretary Dr Hassan Wario’s warning earlier in the week that the government would not hesitate to act in the event that talks between FKF and KPL failed.