Kenya: Good Luck to FKF Team

Football Kenya Federation has new officials at long last. The officials have their work cut out for them as they set about transforming the dwindled fortunes of the beautiful game in Kenya.

New FKF president Nick Mwenda and his team have inherited an office that had lost the trust of the government, the general public and corporates. Wooing back the goodwill of all these stakeholders should be his top priority.

Then, he will need to establish a fully functioning secretariat at FKF’s headquarters at Kandanda House, a project the government and the world football governing body Fifa pumped millions of shillings into.

Having stressed the importance of youth and women’s football during campaigns, stakeholders will be keen to see how he implements his pledges.

Lastly, he should seek diplomatic solutions to the controversies the game is currently facing. It has been disturbing to hear Mwendwa attempt to impose an 18-team Kenyan Premier League in the 2016 season instead of the 16-team competition it currently is.

The issue is sensitive, as it reminds football fans of the wrangling and bickering that marred the previous regime. This should stop.