Mombasa FKF branch boss Alamin promises ‘new dawn’ after election victory

Mombasa FKF branch boss Alamin promises ‘new dawn’ after election victory

Newly elected Mombasa County Football Kenya Federation (FKF) chairman Alamin Ahmed Abdallah has vowed to arrest the leadership wrangles in the branch in order to restore the region’s fading football glory.

In the elections held on Saturday September 19, Alamin who is the chairman of Congo United edged out the immediate former FKF South Coast secretary Lilian Nadundu after garnering 17 votes to 16.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Alamin said the former office was full of wrangles.

“Mombasa if full of great talents. It has produced great players who featured in our national teams as well playing abroad and we can’t sit and watch as the legacy is being brought down by seniority fights.

“I will call all the Mombasa clubs representatives in a meeting to discuss some of the measures needed to be rolled out in order to grow the game in our region, the old-time of petty fights is gone and now I am here to work hard to achieve our dream,” added Alamin.

In the tension packed elections, two votes for the chairperson slot were declared spoiled while one club abstained from the exercise  – with Nadundu claiming the votes.

In the new office, Alamin will work together with his deputy Abdulhalim, Secretary Gilbert Wesonga who defeated Mahafudh Abdallah by 17 votes to 26, Mohammed Shee, women representative Diana Demba and youth representative Jones Kyalo.

Alamin however pledged to work with everyone who was elected irrespective of their political affiliations.

“I will work with everyone to build the football game in our region. Kassim Omar was our contestant in the Treasurer position but was defeated by ‘Team Blue’ opponent Mohammed Shee for the women rep slot.

“I can’t say I will not work with them because my candidates were defeated, no! I will work closely with them and restore the gone glory of football in our county.

“I am promising Mombasa people that they should expect a good job from the  selected team, led by me.”

Additional reporting by Mark Mutuku