Football stakeholders settle on former FKF president Sam Nyamweya or Twaha Mbarak to replace Nick Mwendwa

The stakeholders met in Kakamega on Friday and settled on the two former football officials to replace embattled football kenya boss.

Nearly a week since the government disbanded Football Kenya Federation {FKF} and formed a caretaker committeeto run football activities in the country, succession plans are on the move with former football administrators seeking to regain football management in the country.

Sports Cabinet Secretary, Amina Mohamed disbanded the Nick Mwendwa FKF reign a couple of weeks ago over alleged fund embezzlement. The matter is now being handled by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation unit {DCI}, Amina then named a temporary committee led by retired Justice Aaron Ringera to run football activities for the next six months.

As the committee kick start their duties, stakeholders, majority from previous football regimes met in Kakamega on Friday and began to formulate a succession plan with the aim of taking over from football barred Mwendwa when the caretaker committee’s main mandate elapses in April.

Sam Nyamweya and Twaha Mbarak were the stakeholders shortlisted preferred presidential candidates to takeover the FKF job. Nyamweya is a long-serving football administrator and associate who unfortunately got ousted out by Nick Mwendwa in 2016 while Twaha is a former federation vice president.

Former western region National Executive Committee {NEC} member Andrew Amukowa has confirmed that they have shortlisted the two and will meet again to decide to who between the two will be the final candidate for the top job.

“We are in agreement with the action of the State to disband FKF and want the purge to extend to the grassroots. What we’ve not agreed on is who should replace Mwendwa between the two gentlemen.” Amukowa quoted by the Standard.

Amukowa added that they are keen on seeking football change by ending corruption and the new leadership will ensure that is achieved.

“Our greatest problem is corruption in the football governing body in the country. We need new leadership with integrity that will make sponsors want to associate with our football. The football stakeholders including referees, retired football stars, coaches, and regional and grassroots representatives were keen to see giant sponsors like SuperSport return to the country.”Amukowa added.