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FKF kick-starts fresh elections Process

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Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has kick-started the process for fresh elections by issuing a notice to it’s members over the electoral code.

The federation issued notices to all its members to hold engagement meetings aimed at deliberating on the 2019/2020 FKF electoral Code in compliance with orders issued by the Sports Disputes Tribunal over public participation.

The notices were issued in a letter addressed to 20 FKF branches, 18 Kenyan Premier League Clubs, 8 FKF National Super League Clubs, 8 Division One League Clubs, One Women Premier League Club and One representative each from the Kenyan footballers, referees, and coaches’ associations.

The branches will be required to send back minutes of their deliberations on or before January 8th, 2020, to FKF Secretary General, to be forwarded to the federation’s NEC for discussions.

Thereafter, FKF executive shall discuss the recommendations by the members and then issue notices for a Special General Meeting (SGM) to ventilate and pass the electoral code to pave way for the repeat elections.

In the letter, dated December 7th, 2019 addressed to members by the FKF Secretary General, Barry Otieno, stated;

‘Further to the Sports Disputes Tribunal ruling dated December 3, 2019 nullifying the FKF county elections held on November 23, 2019, the FKF National Executive Committee in a meeting held on December 5, 2019 passed a resolution to comply with the orders of the Sports Disputes Tribunal.”

“Consequently, notice is hereby given that all members of FKF hold engagement meetings to deliberate on the 2019/2019 FKF electoral Code attached herein. All branches are required to invite all their members in that period for deliberations and have a record of the decisions captured in form of minutes.

Upon deliberation by the NEC on the decisions by the members, a Special General Meeting will be convened, which will serve to pass a vote on the Electoral Code. The NEC shall also propose an Electoral Board, which will be up for a vote on the same day.

If passed, the Board will henceforth be mandated to conduct the repeat elections.” read the letter in full.

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Alila’s FKF Administration to Rejuvenate Beach Soccer and Futsal

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In Brazil, footballers begin playing on the beach, before moving on to futsal and then grass to international stardom and no wonder the South American nation produces world’s best players and hold the record of winning the most World Cups,” remarked Football Kenya Federation (FKF) presidential candidate Tom Alila.

Alila in his manifesto will rejuvenating prioritise beach soccer and futsal (football that is played on a hard-court) as it has been neglected and not accorded the seriousness that they deserve.

Alila said beach soccer and Futsal can create more football playing opportunities and create alternative means of playing the popular sport as regular football has been flooded by many players.

Alila said beach soccer is also good for regular football preparations as football stars, as well as many other sportsmen and sportswomen take the best advantage of the benefits of the beach for their physical preparation. As experts point, the beach sand is an ideal surface to reinforce articulations and recover from joint injuries thanks to its instability and irregularity.

“Beach soccer is an extremely beneficial sport. Just like regular soccer, it gets your legs moving and sets your blood pressure at a good level. Playing on the sand gets your body moving in more difficult ways, which will increase a player’s physical condition. Plus, sand is a great shock absorber, which means no injuries for the player’s body,” he said.

He said even though the current federation has worked to bring back Beach soccer in the country but it has not done enough as it has been reduced to be played on a tournament basis.

“I will start a league that runs throughout the year. Encourage corporate and counties especially at the Coastal and lakeside region to adopt the sport and field teams from their areas,” he said.

Alila said since Beach soccer is mostly played by the ocean or at the lake side where there’s plenty of sand, his administration will collaborate with the various county governments which are based around these areas to construct beach soccer stadiums for play.

 

“Players from the Coast and the Lake region can take advantage of their proximity to sandy beaches to nurture and harness their talents as they seek an alternative way of playing football and hence earn from the sport,” he said.

Alila said if elected he will propose to Sports Kenya and the county governments to convert basketball, volleyball courts and gymnasiums for futsal playing purposes and encourage stakeholders to starts, futsal teams.

“I will support the formation of a body to run beach soccer and futsal and adopt them as members of Football Kenya Federation (FKF) where they also sit at the AGM and have voting rights just like the Players, Coaches and Referees Associations,” he said.

The participation of internationally renowned players such as flamboyant, four times English Premier League (EPL) winner with Manchester United Frenchman Eric Cantona Brazilians, Romario winner of 1994 World Cup and best player, 1985 Italian Serie A best player, 1981 Intercontinental Cup Most Valuable Player Zico has helped to expand television coverage to large audiences in over 170 countries worldwide.

Others are Spanish duo of Michel a six times Spanish league winner with Real Madrid and 1986 La Liga Spanish player of the year, Julio Salinas who won the Uefa Cup Winners Cup and European Cup with FC Barcelona

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FKF Coast Supremo Gabriel Mghendi Rubbishes Mombasa County Football Association

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Football Kenya Federation (FKF) South Coast chairman Gabriel Mghendi has dismissed the newly registered Mombasa County Football Association (MCFA) as a non-starter.

The association, which was earlier this week registered as a County Sports Association by the Sports Registrar, Rose Wasike, is led by among others, Ally Goshi who earlier last year saw his bid to oust Mghendi as the Mombasa County Chairman thwarted by former Harambee Starlets midfielder Lillian Nandudu.

Mghendi asserted that as the duly elected football leaders at the coast they do not recognize the new outfit as members of Football Kenya Federation, saying its more or less a welfare group or a social grouping but not a regional football regulatory body.

 

“Mombasa falls under my FKF South Coast Branch jurisdiction. I can authoritatively say that our members are focussed to our course and that there is no parallel football administration,” he asserted.

“That County Football Association is more of a welfare group for election losers, and suspended officials who are seeking refuge and relevance through the backdoor even if it means leading a ghost or non-existent organization,” he added.

Mghendi will be looking to clinch the FKF Coast National Executive Committee position in the forthcoming national elections.

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FKF Presidential Candidate Tom Alila Calls for August Polls

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Football Kenya Federation (FKF) presidential candidate Tom Onyango Alila has called for the federation’s much anticipated polls to be held in August.

Alila who once served as the FKF executive as the NEC Nyanza
representative said the elections were long overdue and should be held
before the kick-off of leagues expected to take place in September.

Alila said he was against a repeat of the branch polls saying the
elections were credible and the officials were elected in accordance
with the 2017 FKF Constitution which the Sports Disputes Tribunal
(SDT) recommended and recognizes.

He said the elections of the sub branches should be conducted after
the national polls as it was costly and time wasting in engaging the
270 constituencies which are basis upon the sub branches have been
formed.

He asked other candidates aspiring for the presidency and various NEC
posts to hit the ground running by soliciting for votes from the
delegates including the branch officials.

“Candidates should venture into a vote hunting mission amongst the 96
delegates who are known to all of us instead of engaging in sideshows
and press wars,” he said.

Alila called on aspirants to be objective and campaign basing on their
manifestos and policies instead of engaging in slur, mudslinging and
name calling for mature campaigns.

He advised candidates hanging on the incumbent Nick Mwendwa’s coat not
to sit pretty and wait to get elected basing on Nick’s name but
campaign by selling their policies.

“Delegates should not be viewed or misconstrued as voting machines
where they will be expected to vote blindly basing on the camp a
candidate belongs to. They need to be respected by candidates seeking
for the votes through their vision and mission for football in Kenya,”
said Alila.

Alila asked Mwendwa to convene an urgent stakeholders meeting to
discuss and come up with an electoral code that will ensure free and
fair elections.

He asked the FKF Electoral Board to review the electoral code so that
many candidates especially at the national level are not locked out of the contest.

“The Electoral board should review the issue of endorsements which had
many being locked out and the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) whereby
during this time of COVID-19 it has been hard for individuals to
service their loans due to the hard economic times,” he said.

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