Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa on Tuesday, put Kenyan football on the path to normalcy with the reopening of the FKF Goal Project office in Kasarani.
The premises had been kept inaccessible to FKF staff and football stakeholders since November 11, 2021 following a directive by the then Cabinet Secretary for Sports, who disbanded the Federation’s National Executive Committee.
Flanked by Deputy President Doris Petra and General Secretary/CEO Barry Otieno, the FKF President affirmed the Federation’s commitment to ensuring that the suspension imposed on FKF by World Governing body FIFA following the CS’ directive was lifted.
“Our objective today was to assess the situation here (Kandanda House) and inform FIFA that our offices and communication channels are once again in our full and unconditional control,” said the FKF President.
“We have had engagements with the newly sworn-in government which has shown commitment towards Kenyan football’s return to normalcy. In the coming days, we shall have consultations with clubs and other football stakeholders to map out a detailed roadmap for the resumption of our leagues and national team activities,” he added.
The FKF President further asserted that the FKF Leagues across the seven tiers shall commence in a month’s time once mandatory training and endurance tests for referees have been held.
Plans are also underway for National team engagements once the suspension on FKF is lifted.
By Joseph Ng’ang’a