Sports journalist Bonface Osano Tuesday officially declared he would unseat incumbent Nick Mwendwa at the helm of Kenya football presidency. He also unveiled former Harambee Stars midfielder Innocent Mutiso as his running mate.
“Mwendwa has done a commendable job in the past four years but I believe the time has come to bring significant and positive change in Kenyan football. And also to tell you that I am that change,” Osano told media in Nairobi yesterday.
Osano says he will help Kenyan football gain more ground in as far as professionalism in sports management is concerned in the country if elected Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president.
Football, even though the most popular sport in the country, has struggled under negative publicity amid reports of poor player welfare, bickering among stakeholders, plus questions over the management of funds and resources.
candidates including Mwendwa, Sam Nyamweya, Herbert Mwachiro, Nicholas Musonye, Twaha Mbarak, Lordvick Aduda, Steve Mburu and Dan Mule who have expressed interest in contesting for the presidency during the body’s national elections on October 17.
Nyamweya, Musonye, Mbarak, Aduda, and Mburu have since filed a case at the Sports Dispute Tribunal (SDT) challenging the election rules and register but Mule has accused them of fearing the ballot.
“Those disputing the elections have not even made an attempt of getting nominated to contest but instead are complaining loudly even before the contest has began,” said Mule, a former AFC Leopards chairman.
Additional text by www. nation.co.ke