Former Kenyan international Macdonald Mariga has called for the resignation of Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa.
Taking to his official twitter page, the ex-Inter Milan midfielder faulted Nick Mwendwa for saying that Kenya lacks quality players to compete at the top level.
Mwendwa made these sentiments during an interview with NTV on Monday and has since come under intense pressure from various football stakeholders in country to leave FKF.
Mariga has now joined the calls with a strong worded statement directed towards the FKF chief.
“I’m appalled by FKF President @Nmwendwa sentiments made on live Tv that Kenya has no talented football players to compete with other nations” said Mariga.
“This is an insult & disrespect to the current ,former & all upcoming footballers who have continuously suffered playing under his reign, the players have shown immense pride and patriotism to represent the Kenyan flag in various international assignments and this is what they get in return” he added.
“For 7 years under his leadership, Football in Kenya has gone backwards and no progress whatsoever and for that We demand for his immediate apology and resignation as FKF boss”.
During Mwendwa’s interview on NTV’s Game Plan, he said that Kenya’s football problems cannot be solved by even the best coaches in the world. According to him, what the country needs is quality players.
“Even if you bring Jose Mourinho, even if you bring Mikel Arteta….the work that needs to be done is that we need to bring talents to the table. For you to win, you need quality players,” said Mwendwa.