FKF unveils broadcast deal amid Gor row


FKF unveils broadcast deal amid Gor row

In Summary

  • Football Kenya Federation has unveiled Startimes as its official broadcast partner in a seven-year deal worth 1.1 million dollars per year
  • There will be an option to renegotiate after the sixth year with the sponsorship involving the transmission of Premier League matches, Super League matches, and friendly matches of the Kenya National team, Harambee Stars

Football Kenya Federation has unveiled Startimes as its official broadcast partner in a seven-year deal worth 1.1 million dollars per year.

There will be an option to renegotiate after the sixth year with the sponsorship involving the transmission of Premier League matches, Super League matches, and friendly matches of the Kenya National team, Harambee Stars.

With the league set to kick off this weekend, FKF president Nick Mwendwa says only three teams – Mathare United ,Zoo Kericho and Ulinzi stars – are yet to sign their contracts but said there is still time to do so.

“Gor Mahia have endorsed us courtesy of their duly elected secretary General, whatever other people are saying at the club is none of our business and we are urging other clubs who have not signed the deal to do so because we will not allow other team to derail our progress,”Said Mwendwa

His pronouncement came on the back of a simmering row between Gor Mahia FC officials that led to the suspension of secretary general Sam Ochola for endorsing the broadcast deal.

“We will cross the bridge when we get there and that will be on Wednesday, we don’t want to assume that our member are so reckless that they will want their clubs to benefit from these deal and if they feel there is an issue we have an open forum we can address them openly,” added  Mwendwa

Nine matches have been lined up for the first round with  AFC Leopards against Tusker at the Nyayo Stadium at 3 pm on Saturday being the highlight while no fans will be allowed in the stadium.

“No fans will be allowed at any league matches, every club has an obligation to ensure that no fans are in the stadium, in fact the referees have been instructed not to start any match that will have fans in the stadium ,”the president insisted .

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