City Stars CEO Patrick Korir attended a one-day workshop on Wednesday 23 October 2019 in Lusaka, Zambia as organized by World Governing body FIFA.
FIFA used the seminar to issue Football Kenya Federation (FKF) a road map to form an impartial and independent tribunal that will be known as the National Dispute Resolution Chamber (NDRC) to handle disputes between clubs and players regarding employment and contractual stability as well as those concerning compensation and solidarity contributions between clubs belonging to the same association.
“As a club we have players on contracts and while our association with them is currently mutual and smooth disputes do arise occasionally. Should that be the case we as Nairobi City Stars as well as players within our ranks will look to the soon to be formed NDRC to resolve the issues,”
“It is a worthy course and I am glad to have given my views on the roadmap towards the formation of the tribunal. I look forward in working with FKF towards formation of the new entity all through to its implementation.” he added
Korir was part of a six-member team from Kenya that attended the workshop the others being two members each from FKF’s Player Status Committee (PSC) and Kenya Footballers Welfare Association (KeFWA) as well as a team representative from the Kenyan Premier League (KPL). He represented National Super League (NSL) teams.
The PSC is the existing tribunal at the federation and formation of the NRDC at the close of the first quarter of 2020 will ceases its functionality.