FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has written to Mr Mohammed Hatimy this week to congratulate the Kenyan football community on the establishment of Football Kenya Ltd. (FKL) as the Kenyan football-governing body.

The new structure fully respects FIFA Standard Statutes and represents a positive step forward off the field, which reflects the progress achieved in recent years at both national team and club level. The challenges ahead of Football Kenya Ltd. are important, and therefore FIFA has invited the Minister in charge of sport in Kenya, and representatives from the Kenyan football community to Zurich to discuss the next steps, as well as the support of FIFA.

FIFA will extend its support to Football Kenya Ltd. for the benefit of Kenyan football, not least through the Goal project in Kasarani [whose second phase is in progress], the "Win in Africa with Africa" initiative at the Nairobi Municipal Stadium, the club management seminar scheduled to take place in Mombassa in early December for the FKL Premier League clubs, and the Financial Assistance Programme, which will now resume.