Musonye is the magnet; he’ll lure corporates to football: Shikanda


Musonye is the magnet; he'll lure corporates to football: Shikanda
CECAFA Secretary Nicholas Musonye in a past event. He has underscored Jinja is ready for CECAFA Senior Challenge 2019.

In Summary

  • Musonye, a veteran football administrator who served at the helm of CECAFA for over two decades as General Secretary has declared his interest in the FKF Chairmanship position
  • It however remains unclear when the elections, which have twice been nullified by the Sports Disputes Tribunal, will be held.

AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda is of the view that Nicholas Musonye will lure corporates back to Kenyan football, if elected.

Musonye, a veteran football administrator who served at the helm of CECAFA for over two decades as General Secretary has declared his interest in the FKF Chairmanship position in the awaited football elections and Shikanda is backing him up to change the management of the game.

“I believe that if money is wired into our league then we will without a doubt not struggle to improve a lot of things.

“He has our blessings and we are looking forward to him staging a titanic campaign so as to bring sanity,” Shikanda explained.

Shikanda suggested that he’s among the forces who have been pestering Musonye to throw his hat in the ring.

“If he can convince corporates which he has managed to do so well when he was the CECAFA chief by persuading governments and companies to pump their money into football then he can do the same with us,”Shikanda enthused.

“It is happening in Zambia, Egypt and South Africa where players are earning handsomely, and that will also enable players to mature while still active in the game, as opposed to Kenya where most of our players are retiring while still very young.”

Shikanda’s sentiments have been seconded by the FKF Western branch secretary Rajab Wangalwa who maintains that Musonye is enjoying massive support from the Mulembe family.

“Musonye is our man and we are confident that he is the right person who will sanitize our football and reclaim its lost glory. With him on the driving seat I know that even our grass root football will be improved in terms of standards,” Wangalwa said.

Musonye is expected to lock horns with incumbent Nick Mwendwa, veteran Sam Nyamweya, Gor’s Chief Executive Officer Lordvick Aduda, former AFC Leopards boss Alex Ole Magelo and ex-Vihiga Governor Moses Akaranga, in the polls.

It however remains unclear when the elections, which have twice been nullified by the Sports Disputes Tribunal, will be held.

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