Kenya Football Federationmight soon be revived if law and order will not be restored in the local football scene.
Former KFF Chairman, Sam Nyamweya, said if the current administration, led by Nick Mwendwa, will not restore sanity by stopping the county elections slated for this Saturday – 23 November, they will show them the best way to run football.
Flanked by former AFC Leopards Chairman and Nairobi county speaker Alex ole Magelo and businessman Steve Mburu, the trio said they were contemplating writing to FIFA and update them on the current rot facing Kenya football under Mwendwa’s watch.
The three presidential aspirants said any attempt to disobey the directive of the Sports Dispute Tribunal will be treated as contempt of the Tribunal.
They insisted that proceeding to conduct the purported county elections will be null and void.
They further stated in the event that FKF, “blatantly and with impunity”, continues with their plans to hold elections against the directive of the tribunal, “we shall have no other option but to institute contempt proceedings against Football Kenya Federation and the individuals members of the illegally-constituted FKF Electoral Board”.
“Mwendwa is behaving like somebody planning to commit suicide. How can you disobey a court order,” posed Nyamweya.
“We are asking Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed to give her leadership position. You have no business running football if you can’t obey law and order.
“We are seeing poor mismanagement of football in the country where clubs like Sony Sugar and Chemelil are dying. Our stadiums are empty, referees are yet to be paid for several months while all sponsors have vanished.
“In otherwords, there is no goodwill in our football.”
Nyamweya insisted KFF is still registered at the Attorney General’s chambers.
“We did not disband it. We wanted harmony and allow peace to reign in our football but as things stand, we shall revive KFF and hold elections in accordance with existing laws.
However, FKF Electoral Board Chairman Edwin Wamukoya insists the elections in 18 counties are still on as earlier planned.
“We are going to write to Fifa and update them with the situation on the ground.”
Mburu said football must be felt like athletics and lauded Nyamweya for stepping aside during the last election held in 2016.
“I congratulate my friend Sam Nyamweya for stepping down during the last general elections,” Mburu said.
“Nick Mwendwa has proved to be a disgrace to our Kenya football. We are contemplating to revive KFF. We shall comply with the Sports Act and other relevant requirements because we are law-abiding citizens.
“We can’t allow people to elect themselves, abuse state machinery and stakeholders. We are calling upon corporates not to give up but come on board and support our local football but not under the current regime.”
Magelo who read a signed statement reiterated that they will revive KFF in line with CAF and Fifa Laws.
“We are peace loving Kenyans. We have been there, we have good track records to show. We are going with immediate effect conduct elections under KFF,” he emphasized.
“We shall follow the law. We are not in the mood to fight anybody. Nick brings goons to fight even at the Sports tribunal.
“As far as we are concerned, there will be no elections tomorrow (Saturday Nov 23) unless he is doing his own exercise. If they hold elections, we shall hold ours in accordance with Sports Act 2010.”