Nyamweya sues Mwendwa, KPL, SDT over football stalemate

Former FKF President and Shabana FC patron, Sam Nyamweya. PHOTO/File
Former FKF President Sam Nyamweya. PHOTO/File

Former Football Kenya (FKF) Federation chairman, Sam Nyamweya on Wednesday sued his successor Nick Mwendwa, the Kenyan Premier League as well as the Sports Disputes Tribunal over the stalemate that has delayed the start of the 2017 league season.

Also enjoined in the suit are the CEOs of FKF Robert Muthomi and his KPL counterpart, Jack Oguda with the former football chief stating the parties involved were not following the laid down procedures to resolve disputes in the game.

Nyamweya wants the High Court to suspend the CAF Club Licensing rules and regulations adopted by FKF and orders of the Tribunal dated January 10 that suspended the start of the 2017 KPL as well as the second-tier National Super League pending determination of his case.

Mwendwa and Robert Muthomi  have been sued for violating terms of FKF by agreeing to run the top tier of football in the country that has been mandated to the KPL.

Nyamweya argues that the said violations will lead to wrangles which will affect Kenyan football as the country may be banned from participating in football activities by world body FIFA and risk losing hosting rights of the CHAN 2018 continental tournament he helped the country secure its bid.

In his case, Nyamweya also wants court to restrain Mwendwa from discussing and interfering with the ownership, organisation, management and running of the KPL.

It is Nyamweyas argument that he that KPL is incharge and owner of the top tier competition and should be allowed to manage the same without interference.

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