The unique case of Northern Wanderers FC formerly Eldoret Youth FC of the National Super League (NSL) has forced the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) into suspending the team’s league fixtures until further notice.
It is a unique case, one that has seen the club’s ownership changed thrice in the last four months.
After their debut campaign in the NSL in the shortened 2018-19 season, Eldoret Youth sold-off its stake in the league after struggling financially to the newly formed Northern Wanderers FC, a team financed by National Assembly leader Aden Duale and one that was seeking to tap talent and promote youths from the North Eastern region of the country.
The plan did not go as planned and after 10 matches this season, where they lost eight in a row and granted one walkover, Wanderers folded and reverted back to Eldoret Youth who have since played one match since the ownership change, the round 11 tie against Shabana FC that ended in a 1-1 draw this past weekend.
The decision to take back the club comes after Wanderer’s management failed in their paying of the full Kshs. 5m valuation of the club which was expected to be completed by August of this year.
It has now been agreed that the team’s matches will be suspended until FKF’s League and Competitions Committee determine the way forward.