Ex-Harambee Stars Midfielder Mariga Calls for Mwendwa’s Resignation

Former Harambee Stars midfielder has called on Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa to resign after his recent comments on NTV that Kenya ‘lack’ quality players.
During the Monday’s interview that came just a day after the national team had lost 1-0 (6-0 on aggregate) to Mali in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, Mwendwa said that the country lack quality players to compete against the best teams in the continent.
“Even if you bring Jose Mourinho, even if you bring Mikel Arteta….the work that needs to be done is that we need to bring talents to the table. For you to win, you need quality players,” said Mwendwa in the interview.
However, his statement did not go well with the former Inter Milan midfielder as he feels Mwendwa showed disrespect to the Kenyan players.
“I’m appalled by FKF President @Nmwendwa sentiments made on live Tv that Kenya has no talented football players to compete with other nations,” tweeted Mariga.
“This is an insult & disrespect to the current, former & all upcoming footballers who have continuously suffered playing under his reign, the players have shown immense pride and patriotism to represent the Kenyan flag in various international assignments and this is what they get in return.
“For 7 years under his leadership, Football in Kenya has gone backwards and no progress whatsoever and for that We demand for his immediate apology and resignation as FKF boss.”

Author: Gregory Mulemi

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