Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and Azam TV last month.

Football fans and other stakeholders of the FKF-Kenya Premier League are currently unaware of the developments regarding the implementation of the broadcast agreement signed by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and Azam TV last month. 

It has already been four match days since the announcement, which brought hope that the Kenyan top-flight matches would be aired live on time for the first time since 2017, when the broadcast between South African pay-TV company Multichoice and Kenya Premier League Limited ended.

However, after signing a seven-year deal on September 1st of this year, live coverage of Kenyan top-flight league matches is expected to begin with the Kasarani Stadium's Mashemeji derby, where AFC Leopards will face Gor Mahia. 

According to AFC Leopards Secretary General Gilbert Andugu, a package deal involving both teams will precede the live coverage on Thursday.

Andugu explained that Azam TV required some time to roll out their operations in the country because of the need to install their systems.

"Our Mashemeji derby will be aired on Azam this Saturday. Plans are underway, and I can assure you that it will be the first match to be aired this season. But before that, we are launching an AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia broadcasting package with Azam, an event that will take place this Thursday here in Nairobi in the morning," Andugu said.

According to the FKF Deputy President, Doris Petra, Azam TV is in the process of rolling out their operations plan before going full throttle.

"I believe the partner needed time to prepare before the commencement of full coverage," Petra said.

Azam will air all KPL matches as inked in the deal last month.  

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