- The veteran striker Allan Wanga has made it clear that his name will not be on the ballot paper for the upcoming FKF top seat contest.
Wanga has been under pressure from football stakeholders to give the presidential seat a stab. He had shown interest in the top seat.
However, the Kakamega Homeboyz goal poacher argues that ‘time is not ripe’ thus he will not vie but he has not ruled out being part of the challenge for the seat in the future.
“This seat one day I will run for it. For now, my name won’t be on the ballot but when the time is ripe then things will unfold as they should,” he said.
Wanga hoped to mark a very important milestone in his career last year by being part of Kenya’s AFCON matchday squad. Unfortunately, he became the biggest casualty as coach Sebastien Migne unveiled his final Harambee Stars squad and his name was not included, he subsequently retired from international football.
The striker recalls his best moment playing for the national team when he captained Harambee Stars in the 2013 Cecafa Senior Challenge tournament which Kenya won this was a noteworthy career point for him.
On a lighter note, Wanga was appointed as Kakamega County Government Sports department officer. He became Kenya’s first active footballer in charge of supporting the county government’s commitment towards sports development.
“My best moments was in 2013 when I helped AFC Leopards to be crowned FKF Cup winners after beating Gor Mahia and also winning Cecafa Senior Challenge tournament as Harambee Stars captain by beating Sudan 2-0 under the then head coach Adel Amrouche,” Wanga explained.
The FKF seat has so far 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.
The elections date has not been officially declared having twice been canceled by the Sports Disputes Tribunal. The matter is in court awaiting a final verdict.