Harambee Stars legend Dennis Oliech has disclosed that he might be among the candidates vying for the top seat in the upcoming Football Kenya Federation (FKF) elections slater for later this year.
Oliech made the announcement during an interview with Citizen TV in Ivory Coast where the delayed 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament is going on.
The 39-year-old stated that he has thought about vying for the FKF Presidency seat to enhance the football industry in the country.
- Oliech made the announcement during an interview with Citizen TV in Ivory Coast where the delayed 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament is going on.
- The 39-year-old stated that he has thought about vying for the FKF Presidency seat to enhance the football industry in the country.
- Oliech revealed he is working alongside two other potential candiadates including McDonald Mariga.
Speaking during the interview, Oliech further hinted that he was working alongside former Harambee Stars midfielder McDonald Mariga and Extreme Sports CEO Hussein Mohammed in a bid to bring the plans to fruition.
“In the next elections, we have decided that we will be on the ballot. Right now, we are three horses – Mariga, Hussein and me. Either we will support one of us or everyone will vie as individuals. That is what we do not know yet. But we have to be there,” the player who netted 34 goals for Kenya in his career said.
The FKF elections are expected to be held later this year with several candidates already having declared their interests on various positions.
The player who made his Harambee Stars debut in 2002 ended by stating that he is privy to information regarding East Africa losing the rights to host the 2027 AFCON tournament.
“A FIFA delegate has told me that we have to be ready in the next two years. If we are not ready, we will not host it,” he explained.
Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda were granted the rights to host the continental showpiece in September, 2023 by the Confederation of African football.
The three neighbouring countries fended off competition from the likes of Algeria, Senegal and Egypt.