- Sports commentator Herbert Mwachiro is the latest heavyweight to declare his interest in the race to replace current FKF president Nick Mwendwa.
Mwachiro served under Mwendwa as the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) second in command. He has been in the sporting arena for over 30 years and he currently chairs NOCK Sports and Environmental commission and Kepsa sports.
The elections date has not been officially declared. The competition will be tough as the seat has also attracted former FKF boss Sam Nyamweya, ex-Cecafa secretary general Nicholas Musonye, Gor Mahia CEO Lodvick Aduda, and Ex-FKF National Executive Committee Member Fahim Twaha.
Mwachiro’s manifesto is centered on transforming the football industry in the country to attain continental recognition.
“I hereby declare my candidature for the post of Football Kenya Federation president ahead of the upcoming polls. My decision to run for the top football seat in the country is informed by the desire to transform the football industry to a sustainable sector that will put Kenya where it deserves to be on the continental and global football map,”Mwachiro said
“While meaningful progress has been made under different administrations over the past decade, the main stakeholders of the game who are players continue to suffer and struggle to make ends meet. The game is not well packaged thus the need to bring in the much-needed professionalism through my marketing background and vast experience in the corporate world. We need to package our game in a way that will make it attractive to partners and ensure our players make a meaningful living from football.” He added
“Kenya deserves to be a regular competitor at the Africa Cup of Nations because we have talent in abundance from all corners of this country. My team will partner with all relevant football stakeholders to build strong leagues and solid structures that Kenyan football badly needs to move to the next level. It’s high time football makes headlines for the right reasons. When football succeeds, sports succeed. Once elections are called, I will unveil my team. I hereby invite like-minded individuals to back my team as we begin this journey to transform Kenyan football,” he affirmed.
Perhaps crucially, Mwachiro is said to have the backing of many ex-footballers and powerful politicians. The country’s football fraternity awaits the d day.