Football Kenya Federation (FKF) CEO Robert Muthomi believes moving the federation offices to the Goal Project is a step in the right direction towards winning the confidence of world football governing body, FIFA.
The entire FKF secretariat has been operating from a temporary location since they were voted in February 10 and there was need to move to the Goal Project as recommended by FIFA. After a four-month refurbishment exercise the facility was decalred fit to house the secretariat who have since moved in starting Monday 13 June.
Speaking to Soka from the new premises, Muthomi expressed his delight at the recent development adding that it was long overdue.
“This was the number one requirement from FIFA. The renovations took longer than expected since we expected to have moved in over a month ago. We are glad that we are here and this will go a long way to show FIFA that we are serious about all the undertakings we have.
“We were sharing premises with somebody else who had just done us a favour but it is important that we work from our own premises. It makes us more comfortable and also we can be more productive. I want to thank the President (Nick Mwendwa) for hosting all this while and allowing us to at least start off,” Muthomi told Soka.
Questions have been asked about the accessibility of the Goal Project due to its location but Muthomi revealed that there are plans in the pipeline to organize shuttle services that will ferry football stakeholders to the new offices.
“We are planning to do shuttle services from Safari Park every hour or half hour because we know that football offices are normally busy. We are working on that and in two-days time we will come up with a clear plan on how people will be ferried to and from the office,” explained Muthomi.
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