Legendary footballer Oliech pleads with CS Amina to include him in FKF caretaker committee

Thursday, November 25th, 2021 15:08 | By
Former Harambee Stars Dennis Oliech in a past international fixture. PHOTO/COURTESY

Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech has asked Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed to consider appointing him and other former national team players to the caretaker committee she recently formed to manage football in the country.

According to Oliech, CS Amina should include him together with former Kenyan captain Musa Otieno, and former Inter Milan midfielder MacDonald Mariga in the newly formed Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Caretaker Committee which is led by retired justice Aaron Ringera.

The former Auxerre FC forward reiterated, given the experience the three former players have, CS Amina should utilise and include them in the committee.

"We should be on brought on board. CS Amina should consider Myself, Mariga MacDonald and Musa Otieno to be in the recently formed FKF committee, because we have the experience and what it takes to be there,” Oliech said.

Oliech further warned the sports CS not to expect the committee to succeed in the assignment if the three former players are not included in the committee.

“If we are not included in the committee and everyday running of football in the country, Kenya shall never raise to the standards of Nigeria or Cameroon. So kindly CS Amina, please give us the job,” Oliech pleaded with the CS.

His call comes barely two weeks after the CS disbanded FKF under allegations of misappropriation of funds channelled to them by the government.

In a press release, Amina said that she disbanded FKF after its officials failed to account for the funds it has been receiving from the government.

Ambassador Amina went on to form a committee of 27 members who will be in charge of the country’s football until a new body is formed by the ministry.

World football governing body Fifa described the dissolution of FKF by the Sports Ministry as against its statutes and which could invite frightful sanctions on the country.

In the meantime, Fifa has vouched for a meeting with the federation and the ministry officials to address any concern by either party and which could have led to the unprecedented decision.

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