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Fifa ratifies new FKF constitution


NAIROBI, Kenya, May 3- World governing body Fifa has accented to the proposed new Football Kenya Federation (FKF) constitution paving way to the adoption of the document that seeks to stamp out wrangles in the country’s game.

In a press release on Thursday, FKF announced that Fifa has finally accept the draft constitution with minor adjustments by a team led by Primo Caruaro and Nicholas Vacticos from the world body’s legal department

At the same time, Ashford Mamelodi from the Fifa development office endorsed the amendments that are now in line with the governing body’s statutes.

The new constitution will see clubs in the Kenyan Premier League and National Division One as well as the Kenya Football Referees Asssociation and Kenya Football Coaches Association became voting members in the FKF Annual Governing Council.

The formation of a Women and Players association will also be a key factor in the new constitution.

However the bodies will have to under go democratic elections of their officials and provide their constitution to FKF for ratification before being admitted as members of the local governing body.

The Kenya delegation to the constitutional talks were led by FKF chair, Sam Nyamweya and his vice Sam Sholei alongside NEC members George Wainaina, Elly Mukolwe, Hussein Terry, Doris Petra, Robert Asembo, Tom Onyango and CEO Alila Lordvick Aduda.

KPL were represented by Bob Munro, James Musyoki from EABL, Ambrose Rachier from Gor Mahia and the league management body’s CEO Jack Aguda.

Curuaco congratulated the Federation for adopting the new constitution which will now be presented to FIFA for final drafting before it is adapted during the next Federation Annual Governing Council,

The World Football Governing body will continue to support Kenya in its future development plans that have been pending due to the wrangles witnessed in the last seven years.