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Shollei: I have unfinished business with Nyamweya

The race to unseat incumbent Sam Nyamweya as Football Kenya Federation boss has gotten more crowded following the entry of former Kenya international Sammy Shollei.

Shollei, also a Nairobi businessman is the former vice chairman of the football body, having been overwhelmingly elected during the October 2011 all inclusive elections.

The former Kenya Breweries (now Tusker FC) midfielder however fell out with Nyamweya and was consequently handed a six year ban from all football activities – a decision he managed to successfully contest at the local sports tribunal earlier this year.

Announcing his candidature at the Nyayo National Stadium on Wednesday, flanked by former internationals Dan Shikanda and Eric Obura, Sholei said that he is, tried, tested and can be trusted to deliver.


The trio said that they are the best bet to reinvigorate football and bring order in the administration of the game.

“We have opportunists who have taken advantage of the following and love of football for their own personal gain. We want football to be managed by the real owners of the game. I plan to lead through accountability and honesty, work with the corporates and run this popular game in a professional way,” Sholei said.

Sholei’s entry into the race brings to five the number of candidates who have declared their interest in the top seat in the November 13 polls.

They include the incumbent Nyamweya, Kariobangi Sharks chairman Nick Mwendwa, former Youth Enterprise Funds boss Gor Semelang’o and Sirisia Member of Parliament John Waluke.