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Candidates list for Leopards elections announced

Four candidates including the interim co-chairmen Dan Mule and Matthews Opwora have been cleared to contest for AFC Leopards chairmanship in the club’s national elections later this month.

Also in contention for the top seat in the July 24 polls are former Football Kenya Federation deputy president Robert Asembo and Mombasa businessman Maurice Amahwa.

Mule and Opwora have been in charge of the club on a caretaker basis for the last six months. The duo was handed temporary mandate to run the club by the Sports Tribunal last December following the resignation of Allan Kasavuli.

In total, 30 aspirants have declared intent to fill up the twelve elective positions in the club’s executive hierarchy during the polls.

The positions up for grabs include vice chairman, secretary general, treasurer, organizing secretary and executive committee members.

Asembo is eyeing a return to Leopards after serving as secretary general during a one-year stint in 2010.


“I am looking to revolutionize the club. We have a plan to increase on the income and groom talents especially from Western Kenya,” Asembo told Nairobi News.

Meanwhile, three contestants namely Lawrence Ngacha, Joshua Asige and Felix Shitsama are eyeing the vice chairman’s seat.

Other notable contestants include Nairobi businessman Oliver Napali who is eyeing the treasurer’s seat, while Noah Wanyama will compete against television pundit Gilbert Selebwa and Timothy Lilumbi for the organizing secretary position.

Mr Wanyama has promised to convince his son, Victor Wanyama who recently signed up for English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, to help pay the coach’s salary if he is elected.

The polling exercise will be supervised by a newly formed Electoral Board comprising Elias Masika (Chairman), Irene Tindi (Secretary General) and Wahome Gichu (Treasurer).

Leopards fans are meanwhile hopeful that successful elections will bring stability to the club, which has for long been rocked by leadership wrangles.



  1. Robert Asembo
  2. Andrew Mule
  3. Matthews Opwora
  4. Maurice Amahwa

Vice chairmanship

  1. Lawrence Ngacha
  2. Joshua Asige
  3. Felix Shitsama

Secretary General

  1. Doughlas Simiyu
  2. Oscar Igaida
  3. Ronald Namai


  1. Oliver Napali
  2. Dennis Muyesu
  3. Francis Mugasiali
  4. Feisal Hussein

Organizing Secretary

  1. Noah Wanyama
  2. Timothy Lilumbi
  3. Gilbert Selebwa