Kenya paying price for allowing ‘flawed FKF polls’, says Nyamweya

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 00:00 | By
Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Sam Nyamweya. PHOTO/COURTESY

A section of football stakeholders who backed out of Football Kenya Federation (FKF) elections last month are not relenting in their denunciation of the exercise they term an illegality.

 In a statement he signed on behalf of Nicholas Musonye, Twaha Mbarak, Steve Mburu and Andrew Amukowa, former Football Kenya  Federation (FKF) President Sam Nyamweya said it was the height of injustice for the Sports Disputes Tribunal (SDT) to give green light to FKF to conduct the elections that were riddled with several flaws.

  “A major dispute is simmering in the top tier league after the mandarins at Kandanda House reneged on their promise to allow the club’s playing in the FKF Premier League to run the league, instead FKF has proposed a committee of stooges and puppets to run the league,”

 “We support the independence of the premier leagues clubs running their own league independently without interference from FKF as FKF does not have capacity of running such a professional league.

The downward trend of the beautiful game in Kenya must be stopped and remedial action taken as a matter of urgency,’’ said Nyamweya.

In the meantime, the firebrand official has expressed displeasure with Harambee Stars performance in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier return match against Comoros, which they lost 2-1.

  He said it was disturbing for Kenyan football to sink to its lowest ebb by losing to a nondescript side like Comoros.

  “Comoros is ranked position 133, while Kenya is ranked position 107, 26 places lower than Kenya.

Comoros has a population of 800,000 the size of an average sized county in Kenya. It has a GDP per capita income of $1,362 while Kenya has a GDP per capita income of $3,668.”

  Nyamweya argued: “We are therefore population wise 60 times more than Comoros, and economically approximately three times superior.

There is therefore no logical justification to lose to such a lowly ranked country. It is therefore a national disgrace for our national team to lose to Comoros.”

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