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Rachier for top FK post?


NAIROBI, Kenya, July 20- With the Football Kenya (FK) elections less than a month away, Gor Mahia chairman, Ambrose Rachier has been mentioned as a possible contender for the top seat.

Although he is yet to make his candidature public, reports have placed the renowned lawyer as the preferred choice for FK chairmanship among Kenyan Premier League (KPL) clubs.

On Wednesday, Rachier, who has often urged for change in the country’s top football management once again, reiterated the call.

“We must look at football administration in this country so that we can restore Harambee Stars to where it belongs. From position 68 we should be moving forward not backwards to position 130.

“This has occurred because of the manner which football has been managed in the last few years. Let us not be passive but take pro-active action, particularly pay attention to the forthcoming football elections.”

His assertion will only heighten speculation he could throw his hat to the ring as the Independent Electoral Board (IEB) mandate to organise the election prepares to vet candidates in the next week.

Still on the elections, Football Kenya Limited (FKL) chair, Mohammed Hatimy and his Kenya Football Federation (KFF) rival, Sam Nyamweya are said to be close to announcing their merger.

The pair once served KFF as chair and secretary general before parting ways to form the rival bodies at the height of the domestic football management wrangles some five years ago.

It is claimed Nyamweya is set to surrender his ambitions for the top seat to be Hatimy’s running mate.

The rumoured move is being touted as a counter to the unification of former rival chairmanship candidates Hussein Mohammed and Sammy Sholei announced a fortnight ago.

The elections are set for August 13 under the supervision of the Interim Independent Electoral Commission.