Gor Semelang'o has been appointed as the new Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president on interim terms.
The soft-spoken businessman was appointed by the government after the current office led by Sam Nyamweya failed to comply with the Sports act.
Semelang'o, a former Youth Enterprise Development Fund boss, has told FourFourTwoMedia.com that he received a letter from the Sports Registrar informing him of his appointment as the President and Sammy Sholei the Secretary while Mohammed Abbas is the Treasurer of the Interim committee.
This new development means that the much anticipated FKF elections will not happen anytime soon.
"It is true that we have received a letter from the government and we are in charge now. We want to ensure that everything is streamlined and we bring back football to the community.
"I want to tell other aspirants not to worry, once we set up everything, we will have elections and have a clean office in place."
Shocked Nyamweya talks ban
Meanwhile, the incumbent, Nyamweya has slammed the government's move saying that it will come at a cost. Nyamweya says the government's interference might lead to Kenya being banned from all football activities by FIFA.
“We have shockingly received a letter addressed to Rambo & Company Advocates by the Sports Registrar to the effect that they have registered interim officials of FKF under the Sports Act.
“This was done without the knowledge of the sitting FKF NEC members and FKF General Meeting which is the supreme legislative organ of the federation when the federation has already placed the transition to Sports Act on the agenda in our next AGM on February 10.
“This exposes the football family to serious and severe sanctions by CAF and FIFA and potentially locking out our clubs which are participating in CAF matches, movement of players, participation of our national team in international competitions, appointments of referees, match commissioners for international assignments and other consequences relating to football matters,’ he said.
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