Leopards Chairman Dan Shikanda is hopeful that the 2022-2023 Football Kenya Premier League season will kick-off on September 25 as planned.
The league was scheduled to kick off under the FKF Transition Committee but that is now unclear after the beleaguered FKF boss Nick Mwendwa wrote a letter to FIFA stating that he has resumed his position as the federation president.
However Shikanda insists that his club Leopards are prepared to play Kakamega Homeboyz on September 25 at Bukhungu Stadium as planned by the transition committee.
“The league will kick-off on 24th (this month) and we know and we are sure that that is the date we will be starting (the league) while we prepare to play away to Kakamega Homeboyz in Kakamega on September 25.”
As to whether the league should wait for the Mwendwa regime to return to the office or not, Shikanda says that the matches should go on without any interference.
“We will travel early enough to Kakamega so as to have ample time before that match,” he said. “I want to tell Kenyans that we have the system in place which is overseeing the flow of the league which is under the transition committee who took over from the caretaker committee and we have seen the league go on last season,” said Shikanda.
“All the changes that might happen in future will find the league progressing and that will be a fantastic thing