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FKF rolls out five-year plan to run leagues

By Gibo Zachary
Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
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In summary

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has unveiled a new five-year league management plan in an effort to streamline football in the country.

A major pillar of the hierarchical system is the establishment of regional leagues for both men and women, creating seven levels of men’s leagues and four for women, connected by a system of promotions, allowing even the smallest club the possibility of rising to the very top of the system.

FKF media liaison officer Ken Okaka said that the branch offices will jointly run the newly created regional leagues alongside the FKF National Division Two Zonal Leagues besides individually running and administering their respective county and sub-county leagues.

“For example, Nyanza Regional Leagues for both men and women will be jointly run by the six counties, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa Bay, Migori, Kisii and Nyamira,” Okaka told People Sport.

From the resolution adopted by the National Executive Committee meeting held on November 10 the FKF NEC resolved to adopt and have the men’s leagues top-ranked by the FKF Premier League as the Federation’s top tier league, followed by the National Super League as the second tier, the FKF Division One League as the third tier, the FKF Division Two League as the fourth tier, the FKF Regional League as the fifth tier, the FKF County League as the sixth tier and finally the bottom league, the FKF Sub-County League as the bottom and seventh tier.

 In the women’s league system, the top tier league remains the Kenya Women’s Premier League, followed by the FKF Women Division One League, then FKF Women Regional League as the third tier league, and finally the FKF Women County.

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