Kenyan Premier League side Ulinzi Stars have received a three-month provisional Club licensing certificate from Football Kenya Federation (FKF) following a recommendation from the federation’s Club Licensing Committee.
The license which was issued on Friday last week, allowed the club to meet the October 31 2016 deadline for participating in 2017 CAF matches and December 31 2016 for participating in the Kenyan Premier League 2017 season.
“Following Ulinzi Stars FC’s commitment in complying with the club licensing system and a recommendation from the FKF Club licensing Committee, the club has been issued with a Provisional license no. L-FKF 2017- 0002 valid until January 31, 2017,” said FKF CEO Robert Muthomi.
“The certificate confirms partial fulfillment of all mandatory minimum requirements with condition that Ulinzi Stars FC strive to get an Interim Certificate of Registration from the Sports Registrar under the Sports Act No. 25 of 2013 in compliance with the Sports Disputes Tribunal Order of 17th May 2016,” added the CEO,
Ulinzi Stars Vice Chair Major Joel Birgen termed the move a milestone saying “It was a tough process but we did our best to ensure we comply with all requirements set out by CAF and FIFA.”
Ulinzi Stars becomes the second club in the country to be issued with the club licensing certificate, be it provisional, following Tusker’s compliance early last month.