Football Kenya Federation CEO Robert Muthomi has been lined up to replace long serving Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye, Goal can reveal.
The development follows a meeting held on Wednesday in Uganda attended by a number of federation Presidents from the region where Musonye was conspicuously missing. Speaking to Goal, Musonye read mischief in Wednesday meeting and challenged federation bosses to convene a proper meeting instead of hiding with malice.
“I understand that a meeting was convened by FA bosses in Uganda on Wednesday but the whole thing happened without my consent as Cecafa Secretary General. I know that there is a plan to replace me from the organization but how I wish that the process was done in a proper and transparent manner.”
Musonye added, “Why is that only three nations – Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda - are fighting for my downfall? I understand that the three have decided to gang up against me but for how long will they do this? Who told them that I want to die in office as Cecafa secretary general?”
Musonye urged Cecafa members to respect the body’s constitution saying it should be followed to the letter. “We have a constitution that states only the secretary can convene a meeting. So what happened that they went on to hold a meeting in Kampala without informing me? Those are cheap politics that cannot take football anywhere. Kenya is leading in the fight to unseat me from office and I already know the person they have earmarked to take over from me.”
Goal understands that federation bosses including Football Kenya Federation’s Nick Mwendwa plotted for Musonye’s exit with Muthomi now being the favourite candidate for the position that is preserved for Kenya under Cecafa constitution. The ‘vacant’ position left by Muthomi at FKF will be advertised soon but Goal understands that Local Organizing Committee director for Chan 2018 tournament Herbart Mwachiro, has an upper hand in clinching the appointment.