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Its Time to Rebuild,Restore and Reposition Kenyan football after Football Kenya Federation Elections

Its Time to Rebuild,Restore and Reposition Kenyan football after Football Kenya Federation Elections

By Collins Okinyo,

Kenyan football has been a laughing stock for a long time across the region with continued gaffes and blunders that have ensured the full potential has not been met comparing to the old glory days where qualifying for African football show piece Afcon was not a big issue.

Just like the majority of Kenyans , I love my football and I am passionate about it but it hurts to see how the leaders given the mandate take the beautiful game as a mere sport and hobby rather than helping unlock the big industry that is one of the richest in the World.

In bringing back those glory days its important for those that will be chosen on December 14th to be aware that we need to create our history by participating at the Qatar 2022 World Cup and the qualifying for the 2017 African Cup of Nations that should be a very strong priority if at all they will rise up to the occasion

The Football Kenya Federation Presidential aspirants should not be under any   illusion of the tough task the next FKF  boss will face as the man chosen will need to  anchor his tenure if elected, on teamwork by leading a team of  men and women who will sacrifice their lives to restore our pride as a nation in Africa and throughout the World football.

Lets all remember that Football does not belong to a selected clique to run it  if it did,Football belongs to all of us and the person chosen to run FKF must use  contacts in Government and the corporate world to unlock support for FKF something that has failed to happen in the past 4 years where corporates have gone Awol citing misuse of funds and impunity.

Its important to have  teamwork at FKF meant to ensure that the delegates from across the country  are not left to be bystanders in the administration of the game as they would form the various sub-committees that are necessary in the effective running of the game.

Never again should  football be run by one person, never again should FKF be monopolised by a favoured clique, never again should FKF financials be a secret as it has been the norm.

The person chosen should  plan to give back the running of football to competent standing committees run by the delegates  and former footballers as Football is a team sport so therefore we can only succeed in turning around FKF  together, united as one.

We want to see an FKF President that represents the future and follows a business direction that football has become today Worldwide   using 18th Century lenses to try and view 20th Century football.

Twitter @bedjosessien

N/B The guest writer is an African football journalist at


Ex- CAF Media Expert. An expert on African football with over 15 years experience ,always with an ear to the ground with indepth knowledge of the game. I have worked for top publications including 7 years at until i founded to quench the thirst of football lovers across the continent. I have trained young upcoming journalists who are now a voice in African football.I have covered World Cup,AFCON,CHAN,Champions League,Confederations Cup,Cecafa,Cosafa,Wafu and many other football tournaments across the World. Founder Football Africa Arena(FAA),Founder


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