Nick Mwendwa, FKF officials return to Kandanda House offices

for Tv47 Digital September 20, 2022, 02:05 PM
Nick Mwendwa
FKF president Nick Mwendwa opens the gate to the federation headquarters in Kasarani. PHOTO/FILE

Nick Mwendwa on Tuesday, September 20 led Football Kenya Federation (FKF) officials back to Kandanda House for the first time in over 10 months after they were kicked out by Sports CS Amina Mohamed.

Speaking to Journalists after opening the FKF headquarters located adjacent to the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani, Mwendwa said that his priority will be having the current FIFA ban on Kenya lifted.

"Our focus right now is to ensure the ban is lifted. Secondly, all our leagues will resumes officially one month from now," says Mwendwa. 

Mwendwa also added that both the male and female national teams will be back in action in October this year.

"In October both Harambee Stars and Harambee Starlets will be back in action. Our National teams have been out of action for over one year because a few people decided to do what they want," he says.

He further went on to say that he does not recognize the existence of the FKF Caretaker Committee. "There are those who have been calling themselves the FKF, that is their own because the only federation known by FIFA is back." 

He was accompanied by police and FKF officials including Secretary General Barry Otieno.

The FIFA ban

Mwendwa's resumption of office as FKF President was one of the conditions FIFA set prior to lifting the ban it imposed on Kenya.

On Thursday, September 8, he wrote to FIFA President Gianni Infantino, assuring him that he had resumed his role as the head of Kenya's football body.

"In this regard, following the withdrawal of charges by the Directorate of Public Prosecution on July 8, 2022, I hereby wish to inform your good office that I have resumed my duties as the FKF president, with immediate effect, in accordance with Article 42 of the FKF constitution (2017)," he said.

Mwendwa will on Wednesday, September 21, know whether or not the fresh charges preferred against him will be admissible.

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