FKF, Extreme Sports opt for out of court settlement

FKF, Extreme Sports opt for out of court settlement

FKF, Extreme Sports opt for out of court settlement

Officials outside the court on Wednesday

Football Kenya Federation {FKF} Nairobi branch and Extreme Sports Limited have settled for an out of court agreement over the annual Super 8 soccer tournament.

The two parties agreed to settle the matter out of court a few minutes before the Nairobi Senior Principal Magistrate Charles Bulutsa was to deliver a ruling on the disputed tournament on Wednesday afternoon {March 25th, 2015}.

The court adjourned for an hour to give the two warring parties time to negotiate which was granted upon their request and after their negotiations they agreed for an out of court settlement.

The negotiations involved the FKF Nairobi branch chairman Michael Ouma and the Extreme Sports CEO Hussein Mohammed together with their lawyers.

After the deliberations, the lawyers Thuo Kanai for the federation and Ken Mburu representing Extreme Sports informed the magistrate that they had agreed to settle the matter out of court with some conditions.

They agreed consent that the injunction filed by FKF Nairobi branch against the tournament be lifted forthwith and the tournament allowed to proceed as from April 4th.

The parties agreed to meet on March 30th and form a harmonization committee of three representatives from each group to work on the fixtures of the Super 8 tournament and FKF Nairobi branch leagues to avoid clashing.

They are expected to give their report on the matter to the court the following day on April 1st and in case they disagree the magistrate will have to rule on the application which had earlier been filed by FKF Nairobi branch.

The FKF Nairobi branch had filed a case in court seeking to stop the ninth edition of the Super 8 Soccer tournament saying it was going to interfere with its leagues.

Kanai said if they agree on Monday the branch will withdraw the case from court.

The ninth edition of the Super 8 tournament got a boost of a Sh14.5 million sponsorship from a gaming institution Sportpesa with the winner expected to bag Sh500, 000.

Ouma and Hussein said this was a win win situation for both sides as they decided to take that path for the good of the youth and the sport.

“We need to work out solutions in harmony without battling because if we decide to fight it’s the youth who are the beneficiaries of the sport will suffer.


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