Nairobi City Stars CEO Patrick Korir attended an integrity workshop on Saturday 13 March 2021 called by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) in conjunction with FIFA.
The workshop highlighted the growing cases of match fixing and match manipulation, reasons for its rise, how its evolving and ways to curb the vice.
According to FKF integrity officer Mike Kamure, the Federation is in constant communication with both CAF and FIFA on the same, and there are currently matches that have been flagged and are being investigated.
“This was an eye opener and the seminar can’t have come at a better time. As clubs, we can now keenly look for tit bits that we may have been oblivious to that could actually lead to match manipulation,” said Korir
“As clubs we now have our work cut out to ensure that integrity in our clubs, and by extension in our game, is preserved.”
In the workshop attended by Premier League clubs, FKF shared a road map to taming the vice in the form of an elaborate Action plan.
It headlines the pathway to arresting the vice that, away from the detection phase, it calls for a response, a media strategy around it, partnership with the right stakeholders through to investigations.
Separately, an means to report suspicious activity has also been put in place.
The workshops will spread to other leagues and stakeholders in due course.