The Government has assured FIFA that it will provide an enabling environment for the growth of football in Kenya.

Speaking when he met a joint FIFA/CAF delegation on Monday, January 9, 2023, Cabinet Secretary for  Youth Affairs, Sports, and the Arts Hon Ababu Namwamba said the government was not going to be involved in the running of football.

“We, as the Ministry of Sports assure you that we are not interested in being involved in the direct management of football in the country and rather, will provide an enabling environment to allow for football to run effectively,” said Hon Ababu Namwamba.

The delegation that arrived in Kenya on Monday comprises Gelson Fernandes Director Member Associations Africa, Nodar Akhalkatsi Director, Strategic Projects and MA Governance, Solomon Mudege, Head of Development Programs, Alessandro Gramalgia Strategic Development Manager, Sarah Solemale Senior MA Governance Manager and CAF Legal Counsel Naddim Magdy.


Later in the day, the delegation visited the FKF Goal Project offices in Kasarani and had a meeting with FKF President Nick Mwendwa,  FKF Deputy President Doris Petra, and FKF CEO Barry Otieno.

They discussed the plan for developing Kenyan football after the lifting suspension.

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