(Information courtesy of allafrica.com)
Newly elected Football Kenya Association (FKA) have protested over the appointment of Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier as one of the two Kenyan Premier League (KPL) representatives in the National Executive Committee (NEC). Rachier was appointed by the KPL alongside KCB chairman George Odhiambo but his appointment was rejected by FKA National Executive Committee.
In a letter to KPL CEO Jack Oguda, FKA chairman Nyamweya said: “I would like to inform you that NEC has rejected the nomination of Ambrose Rachier, chairman of Gor Mahia, as the second vice chairman, mainly because it is not in line with KPL’s policy of having the chairman of the champion team sitting in the FKA board.”
He also said the move amounts to conflict of interest as Rachier was a candidate for the position of chairman in the October 29 polls. “This move if left to stand, will start causing acrimony after we have had a very good start with KPL,” said Nyamweya, adding that Odhiambo’s nomination was undisputed. Rachier’s appointment was also contested by AFC Leopards chairman Alex Ole Magelo who said the due process was not followed.
Elsewhere, coast fans sighed with relief after relegation-threatened Bandari beat hosts Karuturi FC 1-0 to revive their survival hopes. Bandari is the only team still carry coast hopes after their neighbours Congo United were shown the door after succumbing to 0-4 to against AFC Leopards in Mumias. Newly elected FKA Mombasa sub-branch chairman Ali Hussein hailed Bandari feat away at Karuturi. “Their victory is the victory for all the coastal soccer fans as they are apparently the only hope for the region in Kenya Premier League (KPL),” said Hussein.