Football Kenya Federation suspended all the competitions in the country following the first case of the Coronavirus in the country reported on Friday.Fkf called off all KPL,grass-root and Women football competitions as part of the precaution measure to the growing fear of the deadly virus
However,the federation spared this weekend’s Shield Cup and National Super League matches which will be played behind closed doors.Eight Shield Cup round of 16 matches are lined up for this weekend across different venues.From Monday,both the cup and second tier matches will also be called off
Below is the full statement from Kandanda House;
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.