Legendary Dennis Oliech weighs in on current state of FKF

Friday, November 12th, 2021 22:15 | By
Veteran striker Dennis Oliech. Photo/PD/DAVID NDOLO

Legendary Harambee Stars striker Dennis Oliech has today weighed his thoughts on the current state of Football Kenya Federation (FKF).

According to Oliech, both the government of Kenya led by Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed and the World football governing body (FIFA) should realise both groups cannot work in isolation in handling the current disputes.

"The government and FIFA should realize that none of them can work in isolation. FIFA does not own any stadia in Kenya, while the Govt. does not manage football," Oliech said.

The all-time Harambee stars goalscorer further added, for Kenya to move forward, the federation led by embattled Nick Mwendwa needs proper structuring and laws to govern it.

"Therefore, if we are to move forward, FKF needs proper structuring and laws to govern it. We do not need anyone's goodwill to run the football," Oliech said.

The legendary striker sentiments come hours after FKF boss Nick Mwendwa was arrested over alleged graft in the country's football governing body.

Prior to Mwendwa's arrest, Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed had disbanded the federation and formed a 15-member caretaker committee.

Justice (Rtd.) Aaron Ringera was appointed to chair the committee, whose mandate include conducting all the FKF affairs.

The new Committee on Friday, November 12, 2021, suspended all top-tier football leagues for a period of two weeks.

Led by Justice Ringera the committee stated in a press statement, that its members unanimously decided to suspend; The FKF Premier League, FKF National Super League, FKF Division One, FKF Women's Premier League and FKF Women's Division 1 League.

The committee assured football fans that it will work to ensure smooth operations of all football activities across the nation.

The move by CS Amina to appoint a committee follows recommendations by an inspection committee she formed to investigate the national football organization that is facing allegations of administrative corruption.

World football governing body, FIFA, has since threatened to ban Kenya due to the government's interference in the internal affairs of the football federation.

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