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AFC Leopards Elections: Who is contesting?

Saturday, June 25th, 2022 21:19 | By
AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda talks to journalists at a past event. PHOTO/ Edwin Otieno

FKF Premier League side AFC Leopards will hold its elections on Sunday, 26, 2022, during their Annual General Meeting at the Kasarani Indoor Arena.

The elections have drawn six candidates, with current chairman Dan Shikanda seeking to defend his post against Ronald Mukoya Namai. Namai will run for the seat for the second time after finishing third in June 2019. In the 2019 polls, Shikanda received 457 votes while Bernard Musundi received 165 votes. Namai came third with 72 votes.

The Secretary-General seat has attracted three candidates, with Robert Situma Khalama trying to reclaim the seat having lost to Oliver Sikuku in the 2019 elections. He will face former Coast Branch Chairman Gilbert Akhalakwa Andugu and Tonny Otongolo Omusina.

Oliver Napali of the Executive branch is expected to be the new treasurer as he is unchallenged in the election.

During the AGM, the minutes of the 2021 Annual General Meeting will also be confirmed, as will the chairman's report.

Acceptance and discussion of the Financial Statements and Auditor's Report for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021, and the Club's Independent Auditors appointment for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022, will also take place during the meeting.

The newly elected members will assume office at a time when the club has received a big boost after Spotika came on board just a few weeks after betting firm Betsafe terminated their sponsorship. Spotika has injected Ksh 60 million into the team ahead of the Football Kenya Federation Premier League in August.

The new team will be looking to help Leopards break their 24-year Premier League championship drought. Leopards will be looking for a steady start to the season to prevent a repeat of their 2021/22 start, which saw them win just two of their first ten games.

Fans will also be hopeful that the new office will assist Ingwe in clearing the transfer ban with FIFA.

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