Mwendwa: Extension for NSL clubs intentional
As the country comes to terms with the stinging news of the relegation of three teams from the Sportpesa Premier League (SPL), the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has called on the teams to work on securing a Club License certificate for the second tier league.
Sofapaka, Muhoroni Youth and Thika United were relegated for failing the Club Licensing test but Mwendwa says they can still push for the certificate for the National Super League (NSL), which was extended to end of January.
He says the extended period was deliberate, to help dropping clubs from the KPL have a softer landing but cautioned that should they still fail, they will drop to the third tier Division One.
“The deadline for NSL clubs was extended intentionally so that we can allow the clubs that failed to secure the license by the deadline set for premier league teams to have some more time to see k the license for the second tier.
“With their demotion from the top flight, the three teams are automatically eligible to apply for the second tier license and participate in the league if they fulfill the requirements. However, if they do not, they will still fall further down to the Division One, where you do not need the certificate to play,” he said.