Mghendi promises to get Coast football leagues running once he assumes office
Coast National Executive Council member aspirant Gabriel Mghendi has assured all coastal counties will have their leagues running once he assumes office after the national elections later this month.
The former South Coast branch chairman who is running unopposed in the polls stated that his first assignment will be to appeal to the national office to appoint an interim office in Lamu and Tana River counties together with other countries which did not conduct election because of not having a running league.
“My first assignment after the election week will be to make sure we have an interim office in the affected counties for leagues to resume,” said Mghendi.
He reiterated that for the first time in history they will launch beach soccer league in the country along the coastal line.
Mombasa, Lamu, Malindi and Kwale will host the matches where the beach soccer national team Harambee Sand Stars will be recruited from.
Sand Stars players have in the past been handpicked without any competitive process being followed, a trend Mghendi hopes to arrest.
“We have already talked to the soccer stakeholders and showed them the benefits of having beach soccer so the leagues will be there, I can assure you.”
The national elections are scheduled for October 17th where clubs will elect the president and NEC members.
In the fight for the presidency, the incumbent Nick Mwendwa will be battling out with four other aspirant in running the football body in the country.
The Sports Dispute Tribunal have twice nullified the Football Kenya Federation elections – in March this year and December last year.