Rights partner ends deal with Kenyan Premier League

SuperSport, the pay-television broadcaster that operates in sub-Saharan Africa, has terminated a rights deal with the Kenyan Premier League top-tier domestic club football competition.

SuperSport said that the main reason for the decision relates to an ongoing disagreement as to whether the KPL or the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) national governing body run the league, according to a statement on the league’s own website.

SuperSport told the league that the “ruling by the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) subordinates your (KPL) authority to run the Kenyan Premier League to the FKF.”

The KPL said that its Executive Committee will today (Monday) hold a meeting to review the situation and “hopefully start charting a new way forward”.

FKF president Nick Mwendwa also told the Goal.com website that the body will hold talks with KPL officials in an attempt to resurrect the SuperSport agreement.