The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: AFC Leopards Stakeholders Convention Plans on Track

Preparations are in top gear ahead of Saturday's inaugural AFC Leopards Stakeholders Convention at the Bomas of Kenya. According to the organisers, Forum of Restructuring AFC Leopards (Foreal), a new theme- Beyond Patronage - has been coined.

"The theme was selected to send a message to the stakeholders that one of the biggest benefits of the convention is to rid the club of patronage or dependence on powerful and wealthy individuals," said a statement by Foreal.

The highlight of the convention will be the Vision 2020 blue print which provides for a road map in which the current wrangle-prone society can be transformed into a wrangle-free limited company.

A total of 200 delegates will attend the Convention with the club's registered members constituting half of the delegates and the remaining half combining the rest of the stakeholders.

The 50 registered branches of the club will thus send 2 delegates each to the Convention to make the 100 delegates. The rest of the stakeholder groups to send delegates will include the current Executive Committee, fans, legends, elders, former officials, the government, the federation, sponsors, restructuring experts, media,

Foreal champions, friends of Leopards and special interest guests. Among the senior stakeholders expected are sports minister Ababu Namwamba, who is expected to speak about the proposed Sports Bill besides officially opening the one day convention.

Other invited guests include Football Kenya Federation chairman Sam Nyamweya, minister for planning Wycliffe Oparanya, Mumias Sugar marketing and corporate affairs director Pamela Lutta and Vision2030 Chief Executive Mugo Kebati.

Foreal is an independent Think Tank of 40 who wish to transform AFC Leopards into a professionally run credible and profitable business venture.

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