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KPL ready to resume

Defiant Kenya Premier League (KPL) is set to resume the postponed 2019/2020 season after it was stopped due to coronavirus pandemic.

The KPL council is optimistic that the league will resume following the government directives after it was cancelled by Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa through his twitter account.

Mwendwa handed Gor Mahia the title but KPL insists they are the body mandated to run the league as per the agreement with FKF.

In a statement the KPL council said: “The Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Amb. Amina Mohamed, recently confirmed that the Government has set up a team to prepare for the resumption of sporting activities in the country once the Covid-19 situation has been managed. This is a sign that football in general is set to resume to normalcy in the near future. In view of that, KPL wishes to confirm that a KPL Governing Council meeting will be convened next week depending on the new measures that the Government will announce to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic following the lapse of the 21-day nationwide curfew and cessation of movements in certain counties and local administrative areas on Saturday, June 06, 2020.”

It continued: “In the meeting, the KPL Governing Council will deliberate on the Government’s blueprint to reopening the economy and its effect on football activities. For avoidance of doubt, no decision has been made regarding the fate of the KPL 2019/20 season. It should be emphasized that it is only the KPL Governing Council that has the power to make such a decision. In that meeting, the KPL Governing Council will discuss and decide on the fate of the KPL 2019/20 season. The provisional agenda for the meeting will be circulated when convening the meeting after consultation with the KPL chairman.”

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