In Summary

  • It was a deal. The Kenya Premier League has partnered with the Spanish La liga and yours truly was there to see the deal signed by the KPL chairman Ambrose Rachier and the Spanish league president Javier Tebas.
  • He came in person and that was really exciting. There he was – a legend- who has built La Liga to be one of the best leagues in the world.
  • He was right there in front of us.

It was a deal. The Kenya Premier League has partnered with the Spanish La liga and yours truly was there to see the deal signed by the KPL chairman Ambrose Rachier and the Spanish league president Javier Tebas.

He came in person and that was really exciting. There he was – a legend- who has built La Liga to be one of the best leagues in the world. He was right there in front of us.

Sometimes one feels good about the development of communication in this world which some misguided individuals call a global village and yet they face deportation at the slightest mistake they make abroad. He was there.

The deal is good and its benefits to us were put across so well. The partnership according to the president will “share our experience with the local league management in terms of managerial expertise by ensuring that the top flight league and its clubs are managed better.

It is only through good governance of the league that good revenue can be realised”.

He added: “We also plan to share modern scientific methods that will help with the professional management of the league. We shall equip relevant committees with knowledge about player and health and safety and ensure coaches are updated on the developing coaching and player development techniques that we use.”

It was nice and smooth. All the plans were to benefit us and only us.

It was a good deal and we all felt something good was coming to us. Nobody has even questioned the great expectations from the Spaniards.

We from dependent economies are a tough lot. Even if we hold reservations about ‘aid” we never bother about it. Giving us is better than leaving us alone.

This great scenario came right after the squabbles between Football Kenya federation and the Kenya Premier League.

In our perceived folly we begged the two groups not to fight otherwise we would all be losers. They never listened. All of them are furiously intelligent and, as such, only wrangles are important.

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