Mathare United Chairman Bob Munroe has pointed an accusing finger on the Football Kenya Federation for ‘killing’ network soccer golf equipment and the Kenyan Premier League.
In his narration, the 2008 KPL champions are bedevilled through monetary constraints with FKF underneath the chairmanship of the ousted Nick Mwendwa at middle level.
Placed backside of the desk with 11 issues in 26 outings, Mathare are risking relegation from the FKF Premier League.
The Nairobi founded membership is as neatly now not in a monetary place to host Bandari FC for matchday 27 on Sunday.
Bob Munroe has taken the blame immediately to former FKF boss Nick Mwendwa for taking selections that experience plunged Mathare United and network golf equipment into monetary disarray.
“Today [Saturday] is a sad day in the 35-year history of the Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) and Mathare United FC (MUFC),” Munro’s letter noticed through Sports Africa learn.
“It’s an extremely unhappy or even painful day for me and the MUFC workforce, coaches, avid gamers, and their households in addition to for the tens of 1000’s of teenage within the Mathare and neighbouring slums who dream of serving to themselves and their households break out poverty through at some point taking part in for Mathare United.
“Our monetary scenario is the results of an escalating collection of exterior elements over the previous couple of years which saved lowering the income and/or elevating the prices for all our most sensible golf equipment.
“Those cumulative and financially destabilising exterior elements incorporated: – the FKF compelled growth of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) in February 2017.
“The comparable SuperSport termination in their KPL contract in March 2017, the essential however tricky Covid-19 suspension of the league for 5 months in 2020, and the FKF antagonistic takeover of the Kenyan Premier League in September 2020.
“The FKF failure to pay to clubs a fair share of the KPL broadcast/title rights revenue – the FKF mismanagement of Fifa, government of Kenya and sponsorships funds during 2018-21.”
The Slum Boys’ scenario is a transparent mirrored image of what many soccer outfits are grappling with in recent times underneath the management of Nick Mwendwa.
All time league champions Gor Mahia along their everlasting competitors AFC Leopards don’t seem to be additionally in solid monetary prerequisites to run their operations easily.
“Sadly, our team is financially unable to host and honour a match for the first time since we started playing in the FKF leagues 28 years ago,” the chair’s observation added.
“Coincidentally, we’re scheduled to play Bandari whose head trainer, Anthony Kimani, is a MYSA/MUFC legend who captained our 2008 Kenyan Premier League Championship crew, whose goalkeeper trainer, Wilson Oburu, is a former MYSA/MUFC goalkeeper, and whose lineup comprises earlier MYSA/MUFC stars akin to defender Andrew Juma, midfielders Whyvonne Isuza and Kevin Kimani, and striker Chris Ochieng.
“The increasingly more unfavorable exposure about FKF additionally discouraged many firms. The Fifa ban then made the already tricky monetary scenario of golf equipment even worse.
“Today, our crew is most effective one in all just about part of our most sensible golf equipment, particularly our community-based golf equipment, which at the moment are suffering with severe monetary issues.
“To have financially stable and competitive clubs and top league, a rigorous rethinking, restructuring and commercially-minded reorientation of FKF and Kenyan football is clearly needed.” Monroe defined.
Meanwhile, the sport of soccer in Kenya is in a disaster with the present FIFA ban worsening the placement.
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