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Nick Mwendwa visits Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium


Newly elected Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa on Monday visited FC Barcelona’s  Camp Nou stadium in Spain.

Mwendwa, who replaced Sam Nyanweya at the helm of FKF in early February, is enroute to the Swiss Capital Zurich to attend Fifa’s extraordinary Congress, a gathering meant to elect Fifa’s next President.

He urged Kenyan football fan to support newly appointed Harambee Stars rookie coach Stanley Okumbi – whom he compared to former Barca coach the late Tito Vilanova.

PHOTO | COURTESY
PHOTO | COURTESY

“We recently appointed a home based bench and today I listened to Tito Vilanova’s story and the difference was that while Catalan’s knew about his inexperience, no one preferred any other name in world soccer.

“Some things in life are defining moments that are only seen by dreamers, such dreamers must not fear bearing the weight of responsibility,” he said.

The late Villanova was a little known player and coach in Spain. He however defied all odds and rose through the ranks to become Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Barcelona before assuming the coaching reigns.

He would later succumb to cancer in 2014, aged 45, having helped the Catalan giants won the Spanish La Liga title a season earlier.