- Former Harambee Stars midfielder Jamal Mohammed has called on the former and join the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) top seat race.
Jamal categorized Dennis Oliech, McDonald Mariga, Titus Mulama, and Musa Otieno as capable candidates to take of the running of Football Kenya Federation and urged them to participate in the polls set to be conducted once coronavirus is suppressed.
At the same time, the former midfielder condemned a handful of the aspirants for pursuing personal interests rather than developing football.
Former Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye was not spared in Jamal’s criticism as he remorselessly highlighted his divided quest, thanks to his desire to vie for the Kakamega County gubernatorial seat in the next general elections.
“‘These and other retired players should be fighting to take our football to the next level. Those who are interested have shown in the past that they do not have football in their hearts instead they push for personal gains. I supported Nick but he has taken football back to the estates and our standards have fallen way below the expectations. Musonye is more interested in politics while Sholei has never depicted the much-needed hunger to lead us,” Jamal stated.
Jamal honored former Harambee Stars custodian Arnold Origi for his leadership traits and unquestionable integrity for the time he played within the national team.
Jamal picked Origi over the rest of interested candidates vying for the top seat at Kandanda House and disclosed Origi’s efforts in helping players to sign deals abroad. He will be his preferred candidate if he expressed interest.
“‘The only candidate who can take our football to the next level is Origi albeit he is still active. He is a leader and loves development and I advise him to vie for the seat once he retires. He is not selfish and I don’t think he can misappropriate public resources,” Jamal added.