The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Presient Sam Nyamweya has made a quick move to dispel reports over the weekend that he has stepped down from contention for the presidency in the forthcoming FKF National elections.
Reports trending over the weekend suggested he is considering opting out but in a swift rejoinder he reaffirmed his place among the candidates, stating that having served for four years, he is not contemplating to leave Kenyan football in a vacuum.
“I wish to reaffirm that I am fully in the race and I will be defending my seat during the forthcoming national football elections,” he said in a statement to media houses.
He also went on to thank his supporters at the branch and sub branch levels as the polls head to the branch level on a date yet to be announced.
“At no time had I hinted that I will quit because I cannot leave Kenyan football in limbo or in a vacuum. I must say that I am overwhelmed with the support that I have received from the football fraternity especially at the sub branch and branch level,” the statement read in part.
At the national level, the incumbent will face stiff competition from Nick Mwenda, who is leading a campaign dubbed Team Change and has a number of former Nyamweya’s allies on his side.