“Wakili” Amos Otieno finally reveals what FIFA told them days before their FKF SGM meeting
A 13-member committee of football stakeholders formed last week by FKF branch officials expects to take over of the management of the game in the country following the expiry of the term of the Transition Committee Thursday.
The committee chairman Robert Macharia told a local dailu on Wednesday they were ready to run the game from the Goal Project offices at Kasarani.
“We are ready to follow the law and take over the management of the game with the support of the government. The FKF Branches have been running the FKF Division Two League and we shall all co-operate as we follow the process of getting off the hook of the Fifa ban,” Macharia told Nation sports.
The deputy chairman of the committee Amos Otieno, of Nairobi County branch, said:
“Fifa stated that the FKF offices should be opened and the secretariat allowed back for the international ban to be lifted. This will happen on Thursday (today) before we engage in vetting the employees at the federation on merit. As long as this is functional Fifa will not have any other option but to lift the suspension,” said Otieno.
Macharia, who is also the Murang’a Seal chairman, was elected to lead the committee with Otieno as its deputy, while Luthers Mokua from Nyanza was elected the committee’s secretary general.
The rest of the membership comprise 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).
Sources confirmed that the seven-hour meeting had the blessings of CS Amina and was, actually, attended by some members of the Transition Committee.
Addressing the media after the meeting, Macharia said that they have scheduled a meeting with the CS sometime this week, with the smooth transition highlighting the agenda.
“After many hours of deliberation, we have finally found a solution to the the current stalemate 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,” Macharia said.
Since disbanding the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) back in November 2021, CS Amina appointed an FKF Caretaker Committee which was replaced by a Transition Committee on Wednesday 11 May.