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.
Nyamweya ‘Sentenced to 350 years in Jail for Looting’
Controversial Exiled lawyer Dr Miguna Miguna has sentenced former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Sam Nyamweya to 350 years in jail.
Sitting in the Peoples’ Court from his base in Canada, the self-proclaimed General of the now non-existent National Resistance Movement (NRM) in a tweet ruled that Nyamweya should be jailed for looting the FKF coffers dry.
“This is an image of Sam Nyamweya, a thief who learnt his trade from Cyrus Jirongo at the YK 92, a violent, barbaric and criminal outfit Daniel Arap Moi established to help him cling to power,” he said.
“Nyamweya looted KFF to death. I hereby sentence this criminal to 350 years in jail,” ruled the NRM General Miguna Miguna in twitter.
The judgment comes a week after the former president declared his intentions in the media of vyeing for the FKF presidency in the forthcoming federation’s polls.
In the tweet, Miguna said they don’t respect looters and despots.
“We respect values and virtues, human beings who have integrity, transformative vision, value truth, are honest, respect human rights pursue justice and adhere strictly to the constitution and rule of law. We fight against cartelism ROBUSTLY,” outlined the lawyer.
Miguna’s verdict drew mixed reactions from Kenyans on twitter as the ruling went a buzz trending on social media.
On twitter, Thomas Otiende reacted by asking the self-styled general to issue an arrest warrant and the peoples’ power will handle it from this end (Kenya).
“350 years is too light for a man who looted public funds. I suggest that the sentence be doubled to 700 years so that he rots in jail forever,” reacted Nico Kyalo as Immanuel Mbindye tweeted,”350 is not enough, let us make them 351 years of hard labour.”
KOT Loyal 100 replied to Miguna’s tweet,”This is the perfect description of Sam Nyamweya I have seen this far. This mofo is the reason why Kenya football management and progress is so pathetic!! Veteran Kenyan football enthusiasts will confirm this. He should be hanged by the balls!!.”
“Why not sentence him for the rest of the millennium,” tweeted Kim@Wooraras as Jimmy Chege reacted, “Should be 1000 years like Judge ‘Mutabaruka’ does in the Peoples’ Court.
Covid ORGANICS tweeted,” This is like double sentencing: both on earth and hell.” as Daniel Thuo responds by saying, “U can imagine how he is yelling everywhere on his willingness to come back as football president to continue with his usual trade. What’s usually the problem with thieves? How can one explain their appetite??”
Lukoye Lukoye begged Miguna to be merciful to the former FKF chief,” General have some mercy 350 years, that is too much.” as bishorimtamu implored “Kkkkkkkk, general have mercy.”
However, Miguna was on the receiving end as Nickxalat Ndiangui replied, “Sentence yourself for what you did before leaving the country….Was he alone in YK92?? Don’t double standard issues Canadian Street bloger…. “
“You were there during this period. What did u do as MM? George Ogiro tweeted as Tribeless Kenyan replied,”What happened to your coming back? Some sentiments you make from afar sometimes seem like you are just relentless in justice yet cowardly giving in….Si utumie ata Meli bana.”
“350 years how? Stop being unrealistic General,” replied Peter Tosh.
Social Media a Buzz over Nyamweya’s Presidency Declaration
“It’s kind of ironical, he (Nyamweya) touched on the Women’s league yet it was non existent in the latter years of his term, the current regime is not perfect but has righted alot of wrongs from previous regimes, if there was a time I would have liked to play for the national team is currently, I envy them, the current regime is on the right track even though they still have a lot to do. I would give them another term in the spirit of consistency and continuity to realize the 1st term’s aspirations” Former KEFWA president Innocent Mutiso posted on a Whatsapp group
Long Serving Harambee Stars Doctor Breaks Silence to Rally Behind Mwendwa
Long serving Kenya’s national team Harambee Stars doctor Dr Wycliffe Makanga has lauded the current Football Kenya Federation (FKF) for professionalism in the handling of the team’s medical matters.
Dr Makanga a recepient of the 2019 Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK)/LG Electronics Footballer of the Year President’s award said he has never felt before or treated as a professional in his stint as the physiotherapist of national team for the successive various local football administration regimes he served.
The media shy Dr Makanga broke his long silence and speak to the press by saying the current office led by Nick Mwendwa has been able to facilitate his work with the necessary equipment and cooperation into a conducive working environment.
“As head of the Harambee Stars medical team, I thank God for the change we have experienced for the last four years in which the Mwendwa administration has improved medical facilities in which we are now able to effeciently and proffesionaly serve the team,” he said.
He said unlike before, at the moment the national team’s medical crew which he leads has a sports medical clinic in the national team’s camp and have an improved sports medicine platform.
“I hope that the status quo remains in the leadership of the federation so that Mwendwa’s regime can further advance the ambitious plan they had for the national team’s medical plans,” he said.
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