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Big relief as FKF offices set to open soon

Saturday, June 11th, 2022 20:42 | By
Sports CS Amina Mohamed and suspended FKF President Nick Mwendwa. PHOTO/Courtesy

Football stakeholders in the country have agreed to have the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) offices re-opened come Thursday, June 16 2022.

This comes after a 2nd FKF Special General Meeting was held at Kasarani on Saturday, June 11.

With details from the meeting, a 13-member committee has been formed to take over from the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Transition Committee when their term in office ends Thursday next week.

Murang’a Seal chairman Robert Macharia, who hails from Murang’a County will be the head of the committee should Cabinet Secretary for Sports Amina Mohamed accept and gazette it.

Nairobi East Branch Chairman Amos Otieno will Deputize Macharia while Luthers Mokua from Nyanza will be the committee’s secretary-general.

Other members include: Boaz Keino (Upper Rift Valley), Kenneth Ruto (Lower Rift Valley), Caleb Amwai (Western), Lilian Nadunda (Coast), Abdullahi Salat (North Eastern), Alex Musikeri (Eastern), Chris Mmbwanga (FKF-Premier League clubs), Ken Ochieng (National Super League clubs), Kent Lubiso (FKF Division One Leagues) and Paul Makumi (Kenya Women Premier League clubs).

The meeting was also attended by some members of the FKF Transition Committee led by Anthony Isayi who is the head of the finance department.

Addressing the media after the meeting, Macharia said that they expect to meet CS Amina sometime this week, with the view of taking over the management of football in the country.

"I am happy to report that after many hours of deliberation, we have been able to come up with a solution to the impasse that we have had in football. We have had an election of 13 members to represent the General Assembly and FKF in general in matters of football in this country," said Macharia.

The country’s football was suspended by FIFA following the decision of sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed to disband the role of FKF President Nick Mwendwa in running football matters.

Zimbabwe which equally shares the same consequences has also begun negotiations with FIFA to lift the ban according to their newly constituted football governing body headed by Gift Banda.

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