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FKF to relocate to Kandanda House

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) will relocate to its formal headquarters at Kandanda House in Nairobi
within the next month.

This follows a directive from the sport’s world football governing body Fifa, which is unhappy with the way the Secretariat has been neglected in recent years.

The Federation has since assuming office in October 2011 coordinated its operations from rented Government offices at the Nyayo Stadium, a development that was reportedly forced onto it by the deplorable state of the Secreteriat buildings situated next to the Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani.

Sources indicate the current office inherited Kandanda House while in deplorable state, but went ahead to watch as the building’s condition degenerated.

But the latest directive from Fifa – the second of its kind in the past year – has forced FKF into renovating the facility to the tune of Sh 4 million in readiness for the relocation.

Fifa’s Development Officer for South and East Africa Ashford Mamelodi (left) and the FKF Vice President Robert Asembo (right) during an inspection tour of the Fifa Goal Project in Kasarani.

Fifa bankrolled the construction of this facility through its Goal Project scheme at a cost of Sh 35 million back in 2008, while the Government contributed the five acre piece of land.

Fifa’s Development Officer for South and East Africa Ashford Mamelodi visited the site on Friday to supervise the ongoing renovations, from where he set the deadline for relocation.

“This is the home of football in Kenya, we are encouraged by ongoing renovations of this facility. Just like other Fifa-funded projects in Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Lesotho, the Kenyan federation has to relocate to this place within the shortest time possible,” Mamelodi said.

The facility consists a 15 room Secretariat, a board room, entertainment lobby, kitchen and dining hall, residential hostels and training pitches which Fifa plans to develop within the next year.