KPL Return: FKF President Nick Mwendwa Holds Meetings on Football Project Restart

Nick Mwendwa meeting a section of football stakeholders.

Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa has met a section of football representatives from Western and Nyanza regions in a series of meetings scheduled to discuss a return to football formula.

The meetings also served to update the members on the just-published FIFA 2020 Covid-19 protocol, to be implemented when football finally resumes.

“This pandemic has greatly affected football, and thus we thought it wise to meet the president so that we can see how best to prepare for the return of football,” said Vihiga County’s Kevin Elegwa.

Football still stands suspended since March this year, and the recommendations from the members, coupled with directives from the Ministry of Health, will be incorporated in the final return to football formula.

Nick Mwendwa meeting a section of football stakeholders.

Also, Mwendwa, chaired the third and fourth of a series of meetings aimed at charting a post COVID-19 return to football plan.

Members from Eastern region (Marsabit, Isiolo, Meru, Tharaka-Nithi, Embu, Machakos, Kitui, and Makueni) had a session with the president on Wednesday morning.

Their Central region counterparts (Nyeri, Muranga, Laikipia, Kiambu, and Kirinyaga) had a session with the president, who was flanked by Deputy President Doris Petra and General Secretary/CEO Barry Otieno later in the day.

“We have been out of football for a long time now and it was important that we have a sit down with the FKF management to give them our recommendations on what we feel should be considered in the return to football plan,” said Samuel Mwongela, representing Makueni County.

Coast region (Taita Taveta, Mombasa, Kwale, and Kilifi), North Eastern (Garissa, Wajir, and Mandera) and Nairobi (Nairobi West and Nairobi East) members will have their day on Thursday.

Football still stands suspended since March this year, and these recommendations from the members, coupled with directives from the Ministry of Health, will be incorporated in the final return to football formula.