- The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) top seat continues to shape up as the former Kenya Football Coaches Association (KEFOCA) deputy secretary-general Hamisi Shivachi joins the race to contest for the FKF presidential elections slated for late this year.
Rumors had early claimed that Shivachi has bowed out of the race for the FKF presidential position but he has vehemently dismissed such rumors saying this is one of the tactics his opponents are using to distract his supporters.
“I’m very much in the race. Let nobody be deceived that I will bow out of this race. In fact, I’m strategizing and restructuring before I roll out my intensive campaigns. I also want to reach out to all the delegates countrywide and seek votes,” Shivachi clarifies.
His top agenda should he be elected is his long term plan to resurrect local soccer. He blasts poor leadership as the reason the home soccer is on the sickbed.
“Kenyan football requires an inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to increase and establish the right structures in order to spur the growth and development of the game in the country,” Shivachi said.
He believes his long service as the deputy secretary-general at KEFOCA has accrued him the needed experience to revive the sinking boat of Kenyan football.
“Having served in the Kefoca for years as the deputy secretary-general, I believe I have what it takes to lead the country’s football national body,” he added.
On his candidacy, he emphasizes that he meet chapter six requirements on leadership and integrity. He asserted that he is the right person for the job since he has no integrity issues and so he would be clear with chapter 6 of the Kenya constitution.
The multi-lingual speaker is the latest FKF top seat candidates to clearly declare his ambition for the Kenya soccer.
As the duel looms closer, the FKF top seat has attracted quite a good number of candidates each trying to oust FKF president Nick Mwendwa.