- Former Kakamega Homeboyz and Chemelil FC coach Alfred Imonje has proposed Nicholas Musonye as not only ripe but the right candidate for the FKF top seat to bring sanity to Kenyan Football.
Considering his performance at the regional level Imonje said that he is the right person to streamline football in the country and bring back sanity in the wake of the current controversy that has rocked the sport.
He said: “The current management of soccer in this country is worrying and therefore as the stakeholders in the football industry, we want to urge Musonye to consider vying for the top seat.”
Musonye continued and say that he did great work by building a good network that has even seen CECAFA events become some of the most recognized tournaments by FIFA.
“Through his leadership skills, we have seen the wide gap that used to exist between East Africa and West African teams narrowing. Unlike in the past, we are seeing many teams in the region competing in Caf organized tournaments,” Imonje reiterated.
Imonje pointed out the state of football in the country at the moment is at the lowest ebb and if this trend continues, it will affect the local football badly and this could demoralize the key players in the industry.
“The rate at which sponsors are walking away from football due to lack of transparency is so worrying and only Musonye could salvage the situation. He has done it with CECAFA and there is no reason why he can’t do it locally. He has the capability of bringing sponsors on board and restoring faith in the investors,” Imonje concludes.
Imonje finally places his hope on Musonye saying that he is the only person who can change and improve Kenyan Soccer. He (Imonje) believes Musonye will consider taking our challenge.
His sentiments were supported by Fred Lugalia who said it was high time for Musonye to transfer his good leadership skills to his native country as he seeks to extend his legacy in football.
When the COVID-19 pandemic is curbed Kenyans will expect more candidates are expected to come out and seek votes from the delegates as the race begins to shape up soon.