New FKF president outlines his plans for Kenyan football

Newly elected Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa, casts his vote during the FKF Special Annual general meeting elections on February 10, 2016 at the Safaricom Stadium, Nairobi. In his first public address as FKF president, Mwendwa outlined his immediate plans for Kenyan football that includes his support for an 18-team top flight league. PHOTO | CHRIS OMOLLO |

What you need to know:

  • In his first public address since he was announced winner, Mwendwa thanked his supporters for standing by him in the elections, before highlighting his immediate plans for Kenyan football.
  • He spoke prominently about the constitution and management of the Kenyan Premier League and for the first time, openly declared his support for an 18-league system.
  • Mwendwa pointed out to an existing memorandum between the federation and the league managers indicating that Kenya is meant to have an 18-team top flight league as opposed to the current 16-team league.

Nick Mwendwa’s election as Football Kenya Federation president was met with jubilation and enthusiasm from various stakeholders across the country, with most Kenyans expressing optimism that he will change the state of football in the country.

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