Gor Mahia has represented the country in the continental mission in the current campaign, but who will do so next season will be decided soon.
The Kenya Football Federation has 58 days, from Tuesday, to communicate to the Caf which team will represent the nation in the Champions League and the Confederation Cup next season.
In a communication to the federation, the Caf also confirmed the dates on which clubs must ensure that players are registered, and failure to comply with this instruction will result in a fine.
“Reference to the competition rules; we would like to inform you of the entry and registration deadlines for the 2021/22 season”, reads a letter to the FKF obtained by Goal.
“The [engagement] the application must reach the Caf via the competition management system by June 30 at the latest.
“First registration period for players [will be] until July 10 without fines. The second registration period for players; July 11 to 20 with a fine of $ 250 per player [while] the third player registration period [is] July 21 to 31.
“Associations are not allowed to remove registered players but may add new players with fines of $ 500 per player. These players will only qualify from the second preliminary round and beyond.”
It will be a tall order for the FKF to have a representative for both competitions given the fact that the Football Kenya Federation Premier League first round is not even over and the FKF Cup, which produces a squad to play. in the Confederation Cup, has not even started.
Sports have been suspended in the country since March 26 in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19, and it was only last weekend that President Uhuru Kenyatta gave them the green light to resume.
Since then, FKF President Nick Mwendwa has confirmed Goal they have now set May 12 as the date for the league to resume action.
“[Resumption of sports] This is good news for all of us in the sports industry and I would like to confirm that the FKF Premier League will return on May 12 according to guidelines set by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Sports, ”said Mwendwa.
“We would like to thank the President for taking the initiative to allow the return of football and other sporting activities and we hope that all the federations involved will adhere to the strict guidelines aimed at curbing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. . “
Gor Mahia represented Kenya in the current Champions League campaign but was eliminated in the second preliminary round. No team participated in the Confederation Cup.