Nick Mwendwa: FKF President Leads Officials Back to Office, Optimistic FIFA Ban Will Be Lifted Soon

Nick Mwendwa: FKF President Leads Officials Back to Office, Optimistic FIFA Ban Will Be Lifted Soon

  • Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa has reopened the federation's offices at Goal Project
  • Mwendwa had written a letter to FIFA last week indicating he was resuming his duties as President after being ousted last year
  • He has revealed that his priority will be to ensure that the ban placed on Kenya by Fifa is lifted as soon as possible

The Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa, on Tuesday morning, led other members of the federation back to official offices.

Mwendwa announced last week that he was back in office following the Directorate of Public Prosecutions(DPP) decision to withdraw graft charges against him.

Nick Mwendwa, FKF, FiFA
FKF President Nick Mwendwa. Photos Yasuyoshi Ciba/Star.
Source: UGC

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He had stepped aside last year and delegated his duties to the vice-chairperson Doris Petra. The offices at Kandanda house had been closed down following Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed's decision to disband the federation.

Speaking to the press after the reopening of the offices, Mwendwa touched base on a number of issues, including Kenya's ban by FIFA. He explained that his team will work with the President William Ruto's government to make sure that the ban is lifted as soon as possible.

The President also indicated that all the leagues from the top-tier down to the grassroots level will begin a month from today. The FKF transition committee that has been running football in the country had indicated that the league will kick off on October 1st.

The country is still waiting on President Ruto to unveil his cabinet to see who will take over from Amina Mohamed.

Nick Mwendwa writes to FIFA informing them he is back in office

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Nick Mwendwa will return to the helm of Kenyan football. Mwendwa is set to resume his Football Kenya Federation President duties after the government dropped all graft allegations against him.

Mwendwa has since written to the World Governing body, FIFA, notifying them that he has retaken his spot from acting president Doris Petra.

The football honcho has been out of office since November last year when he was arrested and arraigned in court on graft charges.