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Rachier rules out challenging Mwendwa in 2020 FKF elections

Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has ruled out the possibility of contesting against incumbent Nick Mwendwa for the Football Kenya Federation presidency in 2020.

He however hinted at extending his nine-year reign at the helm of Kenya’s most successful football club.

“I do not think I want to try off at the federation again. I think I am better off doing football at a level where I am,” said Rachier.

The long-serving football administrator spoke during a recent interview with Bamba Sports.

Rachier also suggested, without substantiating, that he could have done a better job than incumbent Nick Mwendwa had he won the top football seat during the 2016 elections.

“Had I gone to the federation, I would have had a different style of management. I think people are seeing the results of what I am doing.”

Rachier has twice unsuccessfully vied for the FKF president’s position. He lost to Sam Nyamweya in 2012 and was second to Mwendwa in 2016.

His withdrawal from the race leaves the field open for Mwendwa’s potential challengers.

Those eyeing the FKF top job include Sam Nyamweya, current Vice President Doris Petra, SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri, media personality Carol Radull and ODM communications director Phil Etale.