Fifa has approved Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa to vie for a position in the Fifa Council member.
Today, the world football governing body announced that four candidates had been cleared to vie for the Fifa vice-president (Confederation of African Football president) seat and 13 others for the Fifa Council member.
Fifa reserves seven Council positions for Africa – two for English-speaking countries (Anglophone), two for French-speaking members, one automatic slot for the Caf president, one for an Arabic-speaking country and one general slot.
According to the list of candidates cleared for the Fifa Council membership, some of the Mwendwa’s opponents are Tanzania’s Football Federation president Wallace Karia, Malawi’s Football Association president Walter Nyamilandu and Zambia’s Football Association president Andrew Kamanga.
The rest are Amaju Pinnick, the president of Nigerian Football Federation and Lamin Kaba Bajo, the president of Gambia Football Federation.
This is the second time that Mwendwa is seeking to be elected into the council after he pulled out in 2018. Should the FKF president clinch the seat, he will be the first Kenyan football administrator to get hold the influential position.
Those cleared for the Fifa vice-president and Caf president seat are South African Patrice Thlopane Motsepe, Ivorian Jacques Bernard Daniel Anouma who is also a former Fifa Executive Committee member, Mauritanian Ahmed Yahya and Senegal’s Augustin Emmanuel Senghor