AFC Leopards organizing secretary Timothy Lilumbi has exclusively told Nairobi News that will not defend his seat during the club’s forthcoming elections slated for June 2019.
The veteran administrator explained he is keen to put to an end his service to the club spanning 16-years and give a chance to the young blood to infuse new ideas.
“I am thankful for the opportunity the supporters have accorded me to serve the club as organizing secretary for the past nine years,” said Lilumbi.
“Before that, I also served the club in various capacities including as an acting chairman, but now the time has come for me to step aside. I want to try and concentrate on other things because of my age.”
In his parting shot, Lilumbi urged those angling for positions in the forthcoming elections to be ready to sacrifice for the club.
“I know some of these candidates think there is a lot of money from the sponsor to manage. They are in for a shock. Leopards need a chairman with money to spend from his own pocket. It is not easy to run the club, these young people… we wish them well but have to caution them.”
Lilumbi’s declaration comes a day after Nairobi businessmen Vincent Shimoli and Richard Ekhalie announced their intent to dethrone chairman Dan Mule during the polls.
“I want to motivate the players, pay them handsome winning bonuses and help in constructing a training ground for the team,” said Ekhalie.