We want fairness
Suspended premier league side Mathare United boss Bob Munro has urged Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to reinstate them to the league and allow them to honour their fixtures.
Munro who seem to finally be softening his stance on signing the disputed endorsement letter acknowledging the deal between FKF Premier League and broadcast sponsors StarTimes Kenya, told People Sport that they had not refused to sign the endorsement, but needed more time to consult before appending their signature.
“There a difference between refusing to sign and not signing. We have not refused to sign, all we wanted was more time to understand the deal, before making any commitments,” Munro told People Sport.
On Sunday, FKF officially suspended Mathare United and Zoo FC after their 48 hour ultimatum to sign the endorsement elapsed on Friday December 11, at 5pm and they had failed to tore the line.
FKF boss Nick Mwendwa has now vowed to take the issue before a congress meeting in February where the decision to suspend the two teams will be ratified.
“FKF must be fair and consider their decision. Why were we given 48 hours to sign the document and Ulinzi was given 120 hours to sign the same endorsement. The federation have to reinstate us or suspend Ulinzi as well,” said Munro.
Mwendwa on the other hand seem to have sealed the fate of the two teams, saying it was risky to incorporate them back to the league after other teams had played three matches.
“We have obligations to our partners, so it was necessary for all our members taking part in the top league to endorse the StarTimes broadcast deal.
Regrettably, despite extensive consultations between is and the two clubs, Mathare United and Zoo, they didn’t sign it. So for the smooth running of the league, we have to suspend them and will have the decision before congress for ratification in February,” Mwendwa said.
He added: “Actually we have begged them to sign the document for five weeks now. We cant wait forever, because someone would question the integrity of the league which is going into match day four and they are yet to honour a single fixture. They may be forced to play in the National