Dr. Moses Akali will be taking on a new dispensation, as the Kakamega County FKF Chairman, rising from the previous position as the branch chairman after emerging winner in the elections conducted on Saturday 23 October.
Akali garnered 21 of the available 29 votes in the election and in his victory speech, called on his opponents to join him in pushing growth projects in the county termed the bedrock of Kenyan football.
Develop youth football
His close challenger, Edwin Lisamula managed just seven votes, with one vote spoilt. Akali said, his main priority will be in developing youth football as well as putting up elaborate plans for referees and coaches’ training.
“We have a new mandate now and it is all about continuing with the work. A key area we want to focus on is to have good structures for the youth, especially the U13 and U15. We are already in talks with partners to have a camp to start the same, in the course of this month to early December.
“So many other projects are in our plans, including training of coaches and referees and we are making elaborate plans for that too. We want to train professionals who will develop the game professionally.
“What we need as a matter of importance, is unity. We had an election we had our policies but now we need to work together and bring all those to reality because we all meant well for the county,” he noted.
He further said that he will seek engagements and partnerships with the ministry of education to ensure schools, colleges and other institutions get to take part in leagues to further instill growth of the game.