20 November 2012

Kenya: Suspension of Coast FKF Officials Mwayoyo and Pili Sparks Anger in the Region

FOOTBALL Kenya Federation officials at the Coast are set to meet today to deliberate a counter move against the suspension of two top officials barely a day after national FKF chairman Sam Nyamweya paid a visit to the Northern part of the region.

A storm has been brewing over the past two weeks following the suspension of South Coast branch chairman Hamisi Mwayoyo and regional women's football representative Asha Pili over alleged solicitation for cash to fund a looming women's Jamhuri tournament, a move blamed on an FKF Executive Committee member who, it is felt, allegedly misguided the national office for unexplained reasons.

Nyamweya visited Malindi to condole families of four soccer players who perished in a road accident at the Borabora area near Gongoni township after a match in Marereni trading centre.

Speaking yesterday barely a day after hosting Nyamweya within his branch, North Coast branch secretary Raphael Mwalungo said he was awaiting his South Coast branch counterparts to hold a meeting to see "the best way possible to tackle the issue of the recent suspensions."

"The South Coast delegation led by secretary Evans Mwachia will be in Malindi to condole the fans and families of the recently departed players and also hold a meeting aimed at coming up with the best way of dealing with those who seem to be misinforming and misguiding the national office," Mwalungo said.

Mwalungo , backed by Mwachia, said: "There is need for the national office and their representatives to be transparent in their operations and not to be swayed by individuals to make unilateral decisions before all avenues of communications are exhausted."

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