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FKF Boss Nick Mwendwa Leads Other Officials In Re-opening  Headquarters

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa and his team are back in office after suspension by the Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed 10 months ago.

On Tuesday afternoon, the embattled boss led several other officials in the re-opening of the federation’s headquarters, Kandanda House which is located adjacent to the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani.

Mwendwa in the company of police officers and other officials including the Secretary General Barry Otieno gained access to the offices.

The headquarters was locked down by the police last year after the sports CS Amina Mohamed dissolved the federation and the banished officials denied access from it.

Mwendwa mentions that it has been a long period of agony to the budding football talents all over the country after also being suspended by FIFA over government interference on February 24th 2022 adding that finally freedom has come as they are ready to resume operations.

 “It is indeed a happy day for the football fraternity and all its fanatics. We have re-opened the FKF offices and it is a joyful day to all the Kenyans who would love to see their children out in the field again,” says Mwendwa.

The FKF boss extended his gratitude to President William Ruto for overseeing their return to office mentioning that Kenyan football will make a come back in the FIFA championships and CAF leagues in the near future.

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“I would like to thank the President and his team for acting fast and ensuring that we have re-opened our goal project and as from now football is back in Kenya from FIFA to CAF leagues and any other league recognized by our players,” he says.

This comes just a few weeks after Mwendwa, who has been in and out of police custody over allegations of embezzlement of funds, wrote to FIFA and informing them that he will soon be back in office.

The FKF comeback also comes at a time when the Ministry of Sports-installed Caretaker Committee announced yesterday that the start of the new season, which was initially set for this weekend, has been pushed forward to October 1st.

It is expected that the Federation will regain full control of running of the leagues and this will mean that a whole start in plans, including registration of players and fresh fixtures drafted.

By Stella Anyango