Change in the air for Kenyan football
It is now clear the football fraternity has grown tired with the way their sport has been governed in the past. This weekend it emerged that Extreme sports Chief Executive Officer, Hussein Mohammed is the most preferred candidate for the forthcoming football elections, according to research findings released by Strategic Research and Public Relations yesterday.
The research targeted 1,580 individuals from the eight provinces and 25.3 percent of the respondents voted for Hussein. Sammy Shollei who was campaigning for the national seat at the time the research was conducted between June 22 and 26, before backing down to support Hussein, came second with 18.7 percent.
Kenya Football Federation chairman Sam Nyamweya was third with 15.8 persent while incumbent Football Kenya Limited chairman Mohammed Hatimy managed 7.3 percent.
Hussein Mohammed also topped the list of the best placed candidate to change Kenyan football with 27.3 percent while Sholei was second with 19.1 percent. Hatimy had 8 percent while former Harambee Stars captain Musa Otieno had 6.1 percent.
According to the poll football is the most popular game among the respondents having 60.4 percent with athletics, volleyball, rugby and basketball on 10.4 percent, 6.8 percent, 5.1 percent and 4.5 percent respectively.
This was the first research ever conducted in the history of sports in the country according to the firms’ General Manager Dan Ahere. This is just an opinion poll, but it is clear Kenyans want change. That is a call that cannot be ignored.
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