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FKF releases statement after appointment of ex-Harambee Starlets Skipper Doreen Nabwire

by Paul Nyongesa
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FKF releases statement after after appointment of ex-Harambee Starlets Skipper Doreen Nabwire

Former Harambee Starlets skipper Doreen Nabwire has been promoted to the position of Head of Leagues and Competitions at the Football Kenya Federation (FKF), taking the mantle from Frank Ogolla.

Nabwire, who previously speaheaded the Women Football Development Desk at the Football Kenya Federation, will lead all FKF competitions including the Women’s Premier League (WPL), National Premier League (NSL), Men’s and Women’s First Division (DIV1).

In addition, she will also manage the FKF Cup competitions for men and women.

Mike Kamure, who was previously the Head of Integrity and National Teams, is now in charge of the FKF Premier League.

In a press release, the CEO of FKF Barry Otieno, has made changes that he says will help in the development of football.

“Doreen and Mike are football leaders with management skills and vast experience in Kenyan football. The entire football community in the country can rely on them to carry out their new roles,” said Otieno.

“This is a great opportunity for me to serve, to build a system that will bring great competition that will help in building players and building clubs in men’s and women’s football,” said Nabwire.

Nabwire played professionally for teams in the Netherlands (FC Zwolle) and Germany (Werder Bremen). She represented Kenya in the first Street Football World Cup in 2006 in Berlin, Germany, leading Kenya to the title.

She was selected as Kenya’s Football for Hope Ambassador in 2007 and served as a representative for her country during the 2010 South Africa FIFA World.

Nabwire also heads the FIFA’s Technical Advisory Group on the growth and advancement of the Women’s game.

The Technical Advisory Group, headed by former United States Women’s National Team coach Jillian Ellis, is comprised of players, coaches, referees, administrators, sports scientists and executives, from each of the six continental confederations.

Among the topics, she deliberate on include Competitive balance, increased opportunities for underserved nations, a FIFA Women’s Club World Cup, increased visibility and participation, FIFA international windows, prize money and the possibility of staging a biennial FIFA Women’s World Cup

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