Mwendwa: I am the safe pair of hands to grow Kenyan football

What you need to know:

  • Harambee Starlets players slept in the changing rooms of Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in May 2015 ahead of their 2016 Olympic qualifier against Botswana, that they lost 1-2
  • But since the entry of 40-year-old Nicholas Kithuku Mwendwa as president of the federation three years ago things have turned for the better
  • Professionalization of the national teams from youth categories to senior team has left Mwendwa purring
  • Mwendwa asserts that the Sh100 million pumped into women football from FIFA’s Forward Programme will be a game changer in women football that has struggled in Kenya

The setting is November 2015 and Harambee Stars players are stranded at Wilson airport where they have gone to board a chartered flight to Praia for their 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Cape Verde.

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