Mwendwa to seek FIFA council post

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has set his eyes to run for FIFA Council.

The arm mandated in making decisions in the world football governing body with campaigns for the next year polls to choose the continent’s representatives.

Mwendwa has submitted his nomination papers, pending clearance where he will be among the seven Council positions for Africa with two for English-speaking countries, two for French-speaking members, one automatic slot for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, one for an Arabic-speaking country and one general slot.

Fresh from being re-elected into office, Mwendwa is angling for, in the elections set for March 21, 2021 in Rabat, Morocco during the Confederation of African Football (CAF) congress.

Candidates for FIFA positions in the CAF elections 2021:

French-speaking: Constant Omari Sélémani, Mathurin De Chacus, Gbèzondé KossiAkpovi, and Mamoutou Touré.

English-speaking: Lamin Kaba Bajo, Nicholas Kithuku Mwendwa, Walter Nyamilandu, Wallace Karia, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, and Andrew Kamanga.

Arab/Luso-Spanish-speaking: Fouzi Lekjaa, Hany Abo Rida, Gustavo Ndong Edu, and Khireddine Zetchi

Women position: Lydia Nsekera and Isha Johansen

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