Kenya: FKF and KPL line up for court battle to the death

Kenyan Premier LeagueBy Mark Baber
March 5 - The Football Federation of Kenya (FKF) initiated court case, attempting to put an end to the Kenyan Premier League and replace it with a League made up primarily of what were second tier clubs, looks certain to proceed on toady, despite a High Court Judge on Tuesday giving the two sides 48 hours to try and sort the matter amicably.

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Keshi rejects Nigerian 'slave' contract as Pinnick kicks out at critics

Stephen Keshi2By Mark Baber
March 2 - President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick threatened to take legal action against the press on Friday, as his controversial administration continues to be plagued by questions over transparency, NFF finances, a contract for national team coach Stephen Keshi and administrative competence.

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Kenyan league mayhem could force new FIFA intervention

Sam NyamweyaBy Mark Baber
February 25 - The injunction taken out by the Football Kenya Federation last Friday, in contravention of its own statutes and those of FIFA, to bring the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) to a halt was served on Monday morning, plunging the league its players and Kenyan football into deeper crisis.

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Egypt withdraw AFCON hosting bid as Zamalek deaths reverberate

Egyptian FA logoBy Mark Baber
February 23 - Egypt has this morning officially abandoned its bid to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in favour of Algeria, whilst the government has confirmed the Egyptian Premier League will not be cancelled for this season, although no fans will be allowed into stadiums and President El-Sisi promised in a speech on Sunday that any official found culpable in the deaths of at least 20 Zamalek fans earlier this month would face punishment from the courts.

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Kenyan FA goes to court to kill off the Kenyan Premier League

Sam NyamweyaBy Mark Baber
February 23 - Sam Nyamweya (pictured), head of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has taken his battle against the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) to a new level, reportedly obtaining an injunction from a civil court in an attempt to stop the KPL from kicking off. Nyamweya's move has raised eyebrows, not least due to his own previously expressed stance with regard to recourse to the courts in football matters.

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Tunisia joins Morocco at CAS to get CAF sanctions over-turned

Tunisians protestFebruary 20 - The Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the sanctions imposed by African Football Confederation (CAF) after their dramatic and emotional exit from the Africa Cup of Nations last month. The country faces exclusion from the 2017 championships unless it complies to CAF's demands.

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Kenyan power struggle leaves league chaos as teams scramble towards kick-off

Vctor WanyamaBy Mark Baber
February 20 - The failure of Kenya's Premier League (KPL) and Football Federation (FKF) to come to an agreement has left football in the country in, with rival leagues set to kick off this weekend. One league is backed by the KPL and the other by the FKF, although no one is quite sure which clubs will be in which league and whether or not the Kenyan government and/or FIFA will intervene to try and restore order - and on whose side.

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Africans rejig FIFA exco reps as Raouraoua pulls out of election

Mohamed RaouraouaFebruary 18 - Algeria's Mohamed Raouraoua (right) has pulled out of standing for re-election as one of Africa's FIFA executive committee members after serving a single term.

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Doors will be closed for Egyptian league's restart after Cairo massacre

Egyptian FA logoBy Andrew Warshaw
February 16 - Egypt's Premier League is set to resume in the wake of the fatal stampede earlier this month that left at least 20 fans dead but there is some confusion as to the exact date matches will start again.

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