The federation has confirmed the lower-tier league has been pushed ahead for one more week and can begin on December 5
The Soccer Kenya Federation (FKF) has confirmed the 2020-21 Nationwide Tremendous League (NSL) will now kick off on December 5.
The decrease tier league, whose winner earns direct promotion to the FKF Premier League, was deliberate to kick off on November 28, 2020, however in response to a signed assertion from FKF CEO Barry Otieno, despatched to all taking part golf equipment, and obtained by Objective, the kick-off date has now been postponed.
“The Soccer Kenya Federation (FKF) needs to tell you the league kick-off for the Nationwide Tremendous League 2020-21 season earlier scheduled to kick off on November 28, 2020, has been pushed ahead and the league shall now begin on December 5, 2020,” learn the assertion from Otieno.
“Additional you might be hereby incited to a membership’s assembly scheduled to be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at Kasarani Objective Challenge workplace boardroom at 10:00.
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“The agenda of the assembly can be shared with you sooner or later.”
Final season, the league was prematurely resulted in mid-March after the outbreak of the coronavirus with table-toppers Nairobi Metropolis and second-placed Bidco United incomes promotion to the top-flight.
Third-placed Vihiga United have been the third workforce to be promoted after they beat Kisumu All-Stars on post-match penalties after a Three-Three combination scoreline within the two-legged promotion play-off battle to seal their return to the highest tier.
Whereas the league had 19 groups final season, this season the tier can have 17 groups after relegated Chemelil Sugar and Ushuru FC obtained disbanded owing to lack of funds with three groups – Silibwet Leo’s FC, Soy United, and Mwatate United FC – incomes promotion from the FKF Division One League.
In the meantime, the top-flight is ready to kick off on Saturday, November 28, 2020, with eight matches lined up throughout the nation on matchday one, whereas three of the matches may even be aired stay by FKF broadcast companions StarTimes.
Within the opening day, three matches can be performed with AFC Leopards taking over Posta Rangers at Nyayo Stadium, the sport may even be stay on TV, whereas Mathare United will come up towards Kakamega Homeboyz and Bandari host Zoo FC.
In different matches set for Sunday, promoted facet Nairobi Metropolis Stars will open their marketing campaign towards Nzoia Sugar, Sofapaka host KCB at Narok Stadium, whereas Ulinzi Stars will come up towards Vihiga United.
Whereas 14 golf equipment have signed the endeavor to start out the season, 4 golf equipment – led by Gor Mahia, Mathare United, Zoo FC, and Ulinzi Stars – haven’t signed the doc, with FKF president Nick Mwendwa warning them they danger being kicked out of the league in the event that they don’t commit by season kick-off.
FKF PL Spherical 1 Fixtures: Saturday: AFC Leopards vs Posta Rangers (Nyayo Stadium, 15:00), Mathare United vs Kakamega Homeboyz (Kasarani Stadium, 16:15) and Bandari vs Zoo Youth FC (Mbaraki Grounds, 15:00).
Sunday: Nairobi Metropolis Stars vs Nzoia Sugar (Nyayao Stadium, 15:00), Kariobangi Sharks vs Wazito FC (Kasarani Stadium, 15:00), Sofapaka vs KCB (Narok Stadium, 15:00), Ulinzi Stars vs Vihiga United (Afraha Stadium, 15:00) and Western Stima vs Bidco United (Moi Stadium, 13:00).