- Sports commentator Herbert Mwachiro wants former footballers to play roles in the management of the game believing that this will improve the standards of the game.
The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) presidential aspirant highlighted that the sidelining of former players has led to stagnation of football.
Mwachiro whose eyes are fixed on the FKF’s top seat intends to open the door for retired footballers to management opportunities abound in FKF if he gets the chance.
The former FKF Deputy General-Secretary added that if he lands the top seat, he will improve the fortunes of footballers.
“I strongly believe most of them have something to offer to our game. Other countries have given their former players an opportunity to serve yet we have shut the door to ours,” Mwachiro said.
“I have what it takes. I appeal to the delegates that will vote to consider people with the passion to develop the game and the knowhow to develop structures to facilitate talent identification and nurture them. I am that person,” Mwachiro added.
“With all these problems emanating from lack of sound leadership, we cannot compete with countries that have effectively addressed the issue of administration of the sport,”
“Women football is the fastest-growing segment of the sport and soon it will overwhelm everyone because of the lack of proper leadership. Women football demands that we need to channel more resources in developing it yet we have not even got it right with the men’s football.” He explained.
“It is an area that should be given special priority as it has great potential judging from the recent performance,” added Mwachiro.
The FKF elections date has not been officially declared having twice been canceled by the Sports Disputes Tribunal due to irregularities. The matter is in court awaiting a final verdict.