KPL attorney, Ben Akech asked the court to vacate an injunction which FKF obtained and came into effect from 20th February, arguing that sustaining it would inflict an irreparable harm to players, coaches and soccer fans.
“Unless the orders granted are set aside, more than 500 football players, coaches and thousand of football fans following the premier league irreparable harm and damage would be occasioned on them,” Akech argued.
He further argued that the order the FA obtained was granted on the basis of material non- disclosure and misrepresentation, saying the FA did not disclose to court regulation 68 of the FIFA statute which outlaws its members to take soccer related disputes to court of laws.
The dispute between the two parties started when FKF wanted to expand the country’s top flight league, 2015 season from current sixteen to eighteen teams the proposal which KPL and fourteen prominent clubs in the league turned down.
The feud between the two warring parties worsened when they failed to reach a compromise in a round table discussion convened to find a solution to the dispute, resulting in the formation of two rival parallel leagues.