Fkf Presidential Aspirant Herbert Mwachiro has pledged to make involve former footballers in managing the game if elected in office.
The Former Football Kenya Federation Deputy CEO who has been in Sports management for over 30 years says that the current and former regimes have neglected the former players who according to him can help transform the sport in the Country.
Mwachiro who is an ardent football fan says that he fell in love with the game in the 1970s when he used to accompany his father to go watch matches.
“Accompanying my dad to watch Gor Mahia matches at the City Stadium and watching the team play is what hooked me to the game of football,” he says.
Mwachiro whose roots are from the Coast says that in order to resuscitate the game to the yesteryear’s when Kenya was a force to reckon with, he will have to work with counties.
He says that when fixed from the grassroots the game will automatically grow.
“Soccer is the number one sport in the country so in order to bring back the fans to attend football matches in the Country we will have to develop the game from the grassroots,’’ he reiterates.
The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Kepsa) Sports, Arts and Culture Board chairman, says that the vision will be achieved through commercial partnerships and support from the government that will ensure the smallest units (wards, constituencies and counties) contribute to football development.
The renowned football commentator will fight it out for the post against Nick Mwendwa who has been keen on maintaining the status quo.
Others are former Vihiga Governor Joseph Akaranga, Gor Mahia CEO Lordvick Aduda , Tom Alia and former international Seif Mutie.