Press Statement: FKF on Corona Virus

Press Statement: FKF on Corona Virus

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Following the confirmation of the first Corona Virus (COVID-19) case in Kenya, Football Kenya Federation has suspended indefinitely, FKF grass-root football competitions and women leagues that include, the Kenya Women Premier League, Women Division One League, all FKF Branch leagues, National Division One League, National Division Two League, FKF grass-root sanctioned tournaments and Academies competitions.

However, all Kenyan Premier League, National Super League and the FKF Cup fixtures scheduled for this weekend will kick off as planned, behind closed doors but will remain suspended indefinitely from Monday, March 16, 2020. As a precautionary measure, there will be no pre and post-match handshakes in the said fixtures and fans will not be allowed in and around the stadium.

Further, FKF advises all clubs, both at the national and grass-root level to cancel and/or suspend non-essential activities that include but are not limited to open training sessions, unplanned fan engagements and unnecessary team travels.

The federation is actively monitoring the development of the Corona Virus in Kenya and beyond, and continues to liaise with the Kenyan government, CAF and FIFA in the execution of both the domestic and international football matches, and will continue to give timely update of the same.

The aforementioned decision has been reached to safeguard the safety of all football players, technical staff, fans and the general Kenyan public.


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