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Result a fair verdict- Nyamweya


NAIROBI, Kenya, October 29- Samuel Nyamweya has pledged an all-inclusive administration after being formally given the mandate to govern football for the next four years.

Nyamweya, who until Saturday’s election was the chairman of Kenya Football Federation (KFF) one of the parallel bodies that contested the running of the sport said immediate concern would be raising the ranking of the country in Fifa rankings.

“The voice of Kenyans and the voice of clubs spoke. The election was done transparently and I will come up with a blueprint for Kenyan football. It’s not been easy, it’s been difficult and this has been an expensive exercise,” the new football chief said.

“Wrangling is a thing of the past and we are going to have one body. I promise to work closely with Fifa, the Government and the entire football family to ensure that we revive Kenyan football that is honestly, dead.”

On the national team Harambee Stars and Kenya’s lowly 135 global ranking, Nyamweya expressed, “For now, we shall ensure they prepare well for their game in Seychelles but raising them up the rankings is a matter of urgent concern and it is among the first things we shall embark on.”

Nyamweya attributed his victory to his understanding of the domestic football grassroots needs saying he had committed to serve their interests.

“These elections were made possible for the fight we have taken against a limited company managing our football. I took the case to the Court for Arbitration of Sports and I was pleased when Fifa and Government finally saw taking football back to management by an association as the right way.”