The date of return of the eagerly awaited Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Premier League looks uncertain as the Ministry of Sports is yet to give league organizers a go ahead.
Ten days ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta eased the coronavirus containment measures that had hampered all sporting activities countrywide.
In his address on Labour Day, President Kenyatta said sporting events may resume but with compliance to the laid out health protocols.
To this end, FKF in conjunction with league stakeholders has completed the vaccination of players and technical benches of all the 18 participating teams.
The Premier League has announced May 12 as the tentative date for match week 17 of the 2020/21 season. The suspension of sports has thrust struggling clubs deeper into the abyss.
FKF has already released the country’s top tier league revised fixtures in readiness for the ball to roll again. But fingers are still crossed, with talks between the Ministry and stakeholders ongoing. The fixtures may change depending on the outcome of these talks.
The notable upcoming fixtures are those pitting AFC Leopards and Mathare United, and defending champions Gor Mahia and Wazito FC. Others are Tusker FC against KCB.