FKF’s Mghendi dismisses newly formed MCFA
Published on: July 31, 2020 12:03 (EAT)
Football Kenya Federation South Coast chairman Gabriel Mghendi has dismissed the newly registered Mombasa County Football Association (MCFA) by terming it as a non-starter in the future of the sport. Mghendi said the duly elected football leaders at the coast do not recognize the new outfit saying it is more or less a social grouping with no mandate in overseeing the local sport. Mghendi who is eyeing the FKF Coast region National Executive Committee (NEC) representative post in the forthcoming elections also termed the MCFA as an illegal organisation, as it is not registered in accordance with the federation’s constitution. “Mombasa falls under my FKF South Coast jurisdiction and I dismiss this group which is out to cause confusion and to just seek attention. I ask football stakeholders in the county to take them with a grain of salt as they are jokers with nothing to offer,” he said. Mghendi also blamed Goshi Ali, the architect of the MCFA, for what he says is resulting to unorthodox gimmicks to stamp relevance ahead of the federation polls. “Goshi Ali was suspended in 2017 by the federation’s South Coast branch for participating in the unsanctioned Extreme Sports organized tournament but in the spirit of inclusivity was allowed to contest in the last FKF Mombasa County elections, only to lose to the outgoing South Coast branch Secretary Lilian Nandundu twice.” Mghendi further fumed, “what new is he offering, a person who could not even raise the required number of endorsements from the eligible clubs in Mombasa?” FKF president Nick Mwendwa has also said the federation does not recognise the newly formed association, and has already written to the world football governing body FIFA on the same. The MCFA has meanwhile thrown its weight on FKF presidential aspirant Twaha Mbarak in the forthcoming elections. Twaha, a former FKF Secretary General, says he will go all the way despite striking a pre-election working pact with other frontrunners Nicholas Musonye (former CECAFA SG), Omondi Aduda (Gor Mahia CEO), and Sammy Sholei (former Kenyan international).