Shikanda says Mwendwa's resignation letter is insignificant
AFC Leopards Chairman Dan Shikanda says Nick Mwendwa’s resignation as Football Kenya Federation president is insignificant as the federation is already dissolved.
According to the Leopards boss, football is in the hands of the government after the disbandment of the federation by the Sports Cabinet Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohammed.
Shikanda’s sentiments came hours after Mwendwa had officially written to the FKF members informing them of his resignation and handing over his powers to his assistant Doris Petra.
“We have seen the FKF chairman has resigned and handed over his powers to his assistant Doris Petra.
But his resignation is inconsequential because I am aware that football currently is in the hands of the government,” Shikanda said.
Amina disbanded FKF last month and proceeded to form the new FKF Caretaker Committee to be in charge of football affairs in the country for a period of six months.
Shikanda has therefore called upon the government to help the club recover Sh 3.3m that he claims FKF is owing them as Star Time Broadcast grants.
He has added that Leopards and Gor Mahia have been heavily harassed by the Nick Mwendwa-led federation terming it as very unfortunate.
“It’s very unfortunate that the federation (Football Kenya Federation) deliberately brought AFC Leopards to our knees by blocking our grants.
That money was to be used to pay our players their salaries but they refused to pay us our money even after our players had honoured those matches,” Shikanda said adding that,
“The government decided to intervene in the football affairs simply because there were numerous irregularities with the league sponsors releasing the money for grants which has unfortunately not been hitting our accounts as AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia while some teams have been getting it.
“We therefore urge the government to help us get our money that FKF has failed to release.”