Nairobi News


SportPesa boss denies links to FKF top job

Betting firm SportPesa Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ronald Karauri has denied reports linking him to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) presidency.

Reports have been going round that Mr Karauri could be angling to unseat current president Nick when the federation holds its election in 2020.

However on Monday, Mr Karauri told journalists that the reports should be treated as untrue.

He made the remarks at a joint press conference with the Ministry of Sports officials.

“I don’t know where the rumour has come from. I have also heard it but there are clearly untrue,” he answered journalists at the presser.

Mwendwa, who replaced Sam Nyamweya in the February 2016 elections, quickly interrupted, “maybe we shall swap positions,” he said.

Mwendwa beat Gor Mahia Chairman Ambrose Rachier  in the elections held at Kasarani indoor arena on February 10, 2016.

Former boss Nyamweya withdrew from the race on voting day citing personal reasons.

FKF adopted a new constitution during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on November 18, 2017 in Mombasa that’s in tandem with devolution.

Delegates’ number was increased to 90 from the previous 78, while 47 branches were introduced from the former 20, with 290 constituencies forming sub branches.