MOMBASA,KENYA: Candidates allied to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Presidential hopeful Nick Mwendwa carried the day in a peaceful FKF branch elections conducted on Tuesday.
Gabriel Mughendi clinched the South Coast chairmanship seat after garnering 26 votes, beating competition from incumbent Hamisi Mwayoyo who collected 24 votes.
Salim Hamisi saw off Ismael Ogolla to win the assistant chairman position after bagging 37 votes in a tightly contested race held in Mombasa.
However, all eyes were on the secretarial seat where Lilian Nandudu, against all odds overcame former FIFA referee Evans Mwachia by 46 votes to 30 becoming the first woman to clinch the post.
Meanwhile, Deona Yvone Demba won the women representative post after flooring Asha Pili, while treasurer position went to Chalambo Salim.
Anthony Ogutu was elected vice treasurer while Hamisi Kasim clinched youth representative position.
North Coast chairmanship went to Fuad Ali who bagged 27 votes against John Ngoa’s 21 votes.
The chairmen and secretaries of the 20 branches together with the 16 KPL clubs and six FKF-PL clubs will cast their votes in the national polls slated for February 10th in Nairobi.
A total of six candidates; incumbent Sam Nyamweya, Gor Mahia chairman, Ambrose Rachier, FKF-PL chairman Nick Mwendwa, Sammy Shollei, Gor Semelang’o and Semi Aina will be contesting for the FKF presidential seat.