Four united against Mwendwa as Nyamweya keeps off


Four united against Mwendwa as Nyamweya keeps off
CECAFA Secretary Nicholas Musonye in a past event. He has underscored Jinja is ready for CECAFA Senior Challenge 2019.

In Summary

  • After months of speculations, it is now clear that there is a football alliance between former CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye, Gor-Mahia CEO Omondi Aduda and former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Vice-President Twaha Mbarak ahead of the upcoming  elections.
  • Also in the alliance is former Kenyan international Sammy Shollei, with the main aim seen as combining efforts to oust current president Nick Mwendwa.
  • Shollei said they are going to work as a team and they are inviting anyone willing to bring sanity to Kenyan football to join them

After months of speculations, it is now clear that there is a football alliance between former CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye, Gor-Mahia CEO Omondi Aduda and former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Vice-President Twaha Mbarak ahead of the upcoming  elections.

Also in the alliance is former Kenyan international Sammy Shollei, with the main aim seen as combining efforts to oust current president Nick Mwendwa.

Shollei said they are going to work as a team and they are inviting anyone willing to bring sanity to Kenyan football to join them.

“As you are aware we met yesterday (Tuesday) with Mbarak, Aduda, Musonye and I. We even invited Herbert Mwachiro who never turned up and we had a lengthy chat on how we can improve football in this country.

“We are still inviting others to join us based on a common goal on how we can bring back football joy to the fans in the country,” noted Shollei.

On his part, Aduda maintained he is firmly in the race for the federation’s top job, even after the quadruple’s caucus.

“I can be remembered for coming up with Harambee Stars U-23 during my short stint as the CEO in the Sam Nyamweya’s administration. The team achieved a lot, and I want to focus on growing young talent more,” said Aduda.

According to Aduda, whose Gor boss Ambrose Rachier said he had no query with his FKF presidency aspirations, the current administration has failed majorly by ignoring stakeholders’ views.

“We need a leader who will listen to every football stakeholder, not a dictator afraid of taking up new ideas. Football is the most loved sport in the world because it is followed by ordinary people, who cannot be led without being listened to,” he added.

Aduda also said  unending tussles between Kenya Premier League Limited (KPL) and FKF have only worsened the image of sport among potential sponsrors.

“The federation needs to sit down with KPL and find the best way in which they can run the league instead of always fighting in the public, making football look like the game of hooligans, such images scare away potential sponsors,” Aduda concluded.

However, details of who takes what among the aspirants if they jointly go into the polls are still unknown.

Meanwhile, former FKF president Sam Nyamweya has dismissed reports that he is part of the alliance, calling it “a coalition of losers.”

“I wish to state for the record I have no intention now and even in the near future to be part of the coalition and any assertion of having been invited to the said meeting is a cock-and-bull story intended to seek relevance by the said coalition,” Nyamweya stated in a press release sent to newsrooms.

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