Football Kenya Federation has written to Fifa over its decision to have an expanded 18-team league next season. FKF President Sam Nyamweya wrote a letter to Primo Corvaro, the head of member association, responsible for justification of such such a request.
“In 2013, we organized a three day symposium that came up with a five year strategic plan. One of the key strategic objectives was to increase number of teams in KPL to 18 a move that would allocate more promotional slots to lower league sides,” reads the letter.
It adds: “We adopted this strategic plan during our Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on June 28 attended by all stakeholders including all 16 KPL clubs and informed by this decision, we have put forward three solid proposals-which include, increase the number of teams in top tier league from 16 to 18.
“Relegate one team from top tier national super league. Promote three teams from the national super league to Kenyan Premier League, change football calendar to run from July to May.
“When we had an all inclusive elections in 2011, it was agreed by all parties including FIFA/KFF/FKL on the need to harmonise all leagues which we did successfully, hence the need to increase number of teams to 18.”