Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa will be cross-examined on Thursday as the Kenyan Premier League vs FKF case over the top tier league expansion goes into day two of full hearing at the Sports Disputes Tribunal.
On Tuesday, KPL presented outgoing Chairman Ambrose Rachier as their witness as they seek to get an interpretation over the legality of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two parties last year giving KPL the authority to run the top tier league.
The league managers maintained that according to the agreement matters of promotion and demotion would be left to a Joint Executive Committee, drawing members from the two bodies.
“In an agreement that was mediated by a FIFA consultant Robert Newman, it was agreed that any decision to expand the league will be undertaken by the JEC and such should be notified at least one full season before the new dates of implementation,” Rachier said as he was cross-examined by KPL lawyer Geoffrey Obura.
FKF lawyer Ken Ochieng’ however said that communication over the federation’s intention to expand the league was sent to KPL in January, but the latter denies receiving any communication, arguing they only knew of the intention to expand the league in September.