Prominent African Football Journalist Targets Kenya FA Top Job
Renowned African football journalist Bonface Osano has declared his intention to vie for the Football Kenya Federation Presidential seat.
Renowned African football journalist Bonface Osano has declared his intention to vie for the Football Kenya Federation presidential seat.
Boni, as he is affectionately called, has been asked by a number of stakeholders to stand when the Elective Congress takes place.
Members seeking to unseat FKF president Nick Mwendwa who is gunning for a second-four year term will submit their applications for the federation leadership immediately after the coronavirus pandemic is contained.
Apart from Osano, others are immediate former CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye, Lordvick Aduda, Twaha Mbarak, Herbert Mwachiro, Tom Alila and former FKF boss Sam Nyamweya.
Boni said his decision had been informed by the desire to transform football in the East African country.
“On my personal level, my wish is to see Harambee Stars and Harambee Starlets play at the next African Cup of Nation and FIFA World Cup. I will also work to ensure that any delay in payment of any footballer competing in the top two tiers of Kenyan Football is a thing of the past,” reads part of his statement sent to newsrooms.
Boni also hinted at the other key element that will form part of the future of Kenyan football once he captures the seat.
“I intend to make FKF self-sustaining in four years. The plan is to see that the federation can run all it’s programs independently like South Africa’s football body (SAFA), and to achieve this, good governance and accountability will be key to attract more partners,” he added.
Boni has worked with several media houses in Africa including Soka25East, Kahawa Tungu, Sports Fan Magazine, Africa Soccer Updates among others.
Boni is a member of Sports Journalists Association of Kenya and once served as Agrochemical FC Deputy Secretary-General.