Extreme Sports Limited CEO Hussein Mohammed has taken issues with the current Football Kenya Federation (FKF) regime for violating his rights and vowed to take legal action to protect his integrity.
Speaking in a press conference held in Nairobi, Mohammed particularly pointed out the recent Genowa Cup finals in Homa Bay County where he said he had received a phone from an FKF individual, who told him they had stern instructions not to allow him to attend the same despite him being invited by Governor Gladys Wanga.
Mohammed further said despite the instructions not to attend, he was ushered in by the representatives of the Governor. Mohammed now believes what the current FKF regime is doing is a gross violation of his fundamental constitutional and association rights.
“I have a message to the few crooks who think they can trample on football stakeholders’ rights with impunity,” said Mohammed, adding: “You do not own football, you do not own stadiums, you do not own the future of our youth, you do not have the right to take away anyone’s right to life, freedom of association, freedom of speech and freedom to seek any positions they seek in our society.”
He added: “I wish this was a single isolated incident. If it were, I wouldn’t bother you today. I have faced and weathered several instances of sabotage, discrimination, and isolation from mainstream football activities in the past.”
He went further to hit out at FKF for getting away with blatant disregard of the law and warned that it will not be business as usual for the said FKF officials by saying: “For far too long, you have gotten away with blatant disregard of the law. The time for accountability is here, From now on, there will be swift and decisive legal action against any attempt to stifle our freedoms or misappropriate public resources.”
Meanwhile, Mohammed clarified reports he had not entered the race to vie for the Presidency when FKF elections are called in 2024. “You will not intimidate or scare me, am a member of FKF through my club Murang’a Seal FC, and I have not announced anywhere that am running for any seat, what then will you do the day I decide to contest?”
He concluded: “FIFA and CAF are strong advocates of a healthy enabling environment for the promotion of the game, and thus the acts of impunity by the FKF must be called out and condemned seriously.”
Africa Top Sports were not able to get a comment from FKF to confirm or deny the allegations as our calls went unanswered.