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Harambee Starlets Midfielder Eyeing FKF Mombasa Chairmanship

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A classic dribbler in her hey playing days, Kenya’s ex international Lillian Nandudu is set to translate her soccer artistry by dribbling her way to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Mombasa County top leadership.

Nandudu who is the outgoing FKF South Coast branch secretary is not deterred and intimidated by her young age and gender as the only female in the Mombasa County chairmanship contest as she battles Goshi Alliy and Alamin Abdallah.

She has served the coastal region for two terms and now with the blessings of the outgoing South Coast Gabriel Mgendi, Nandudu is eyeing the plum post of being the Mombasa County football supremo.

The retired player expressed her seriousness by handing in her nomination papers to the FKF Electoral Board seeking for the federation’s Coast branch chairmanship.

“I am serious about vying for the post. I presented my documents to the board and were well received after they found that I meet the requirements. Am ready for the battle,” said Nandudu in an interview at the Fifa Goal Project FKF House.

Nandudu who hanged her boots in 2006 after playing against Cameroon opted not to work as a technical official like most of her teammates to opt to serve in football administration and follow in the footsteps of her role model the current FKF Vice President Doris Petra in management.

In 2011, she was elected as the FKF Mombasa sub branch women representative and then four months into office got elevated to the chairmanship after clubs passed a vote of no confidence in its chairman Ali Hasan Tito.
Nandudu a star midfielder, made her way to the branch leadership in 2015 by giving Fifa referee Evans Mwachia marching orders by beating the whistler to become the South Coast branch secretary.

Nandudu asked the electorate to vote her in as she has the experience of running football and is knowledgeable about the terrain in Mombasa to be able face its challenges.

She exuded her confidence in annihilating her opponents and threw her back behind the re-election of the incumbent president Nick Mwendwa.

The FKF South Coast chairman Gabriel Mgendi endorsed Nandudu’s candidature for the post saying by having worked with her at the sub branch and branch levels, said she has past the leadership credentials to be entrusted with the job.

“Now that am going for the Coast FKF Nec representative post I know that Nandudu is the best individual that I can work in addressing challenges facing the coastal region and improving its soccer standards. Voting for Nandudu is voting for football prosperity in Mombasa,” said Mgendi.

Nandudu presented her papers when aspirants from Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, and Taita Taveta counties have submitted their nomination forms to the FKF Electoral Board ahead of the upcoming elections.

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  1. Football lover

    October 17, 2019 at 2:15 am

    Oh yes Nandudu has all it takes to lead football in Coast. Indeed she is ripe for the post. Wish her all the best.

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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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Mwendwa to Remain in Office Despite Tribunal’s Judgement

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The current Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Nick Mwendwa led administration will remain in office until fresh elections are conducted, the Sports Disputes Tribunal has ordered.

While the Sports Disputes Tribunal canceled the forthcoming FKF national elections scheduled for December 7th, the court ruled that the current office stay in power till fresh polls are done.

“An order that the status quo at the Football Kenya Federation National Executive Committee be maintained pending fresh elections to be conducted once Football Kenya Federation has complied with the orders of the Tribunal,” read judgment in part.

In the judgment delivered by the tribunal’s chairman John Ohaga in a case filed former FKF chief Sam Keengu Nyamweya against the polls, the tribunal outlawed the elections saying the electoral process did not meet FKF’s constitutional threshold.

The tribunal also declared that the Football Kenya Federation branch elections held on November 23rd as null and void.

The tribunal ruled that the elections board was not properly constituted and ordered the federation to reconstitute the electoral body.

“There was insufficient public participation in the formulation and adoption of the electoral code of Football Kenya Federation 2019, I therefore hereby order that the federation engage its stakeholders in the new one,” ordered Ohaga.

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FKF POLLS: Clock ticks for Women’s Representative Contest

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As the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) national elections are on home stretch, candidates for the only seat on offer the Women’s representative seat campaigns are in top gear.

Whereas all the other National Executive Committee (NEC) posts have been bagged unopposed, the women’s representative is the only seat that will undergo the voting process to pick its holder.

The race pits three candidates who include former Fifa referee Margaret Omondi, Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia treasurer Sally Bollo and former Betika Super League (BSL) Shabana FC chief executive officer Kerubo Momanyi.

The candidates are traversing branches to court delegates for the votes ahead of the national polls to be held on December 7th.

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