By Fred Maingi
The World Football Governing Body FIFA has lauded Football Kenya Federation(FKF) for its role in ensuring that the FIFA funded development projects are on track since the new office took over
Francesco Bruscoli who is the FIFA Senior Manager of Development Programmes Africa during a goodwill mission to the country said Kenya was on the right right in terms of their current achievement.Bruscoli was in Kenya several months ago accompanied by Mr Yvone Avry a FIFA consultant who had been seconded to FKF by FIFA
'We are happy to note that the ministry of sports is finalizing working on the perimeter wall, and now the laying of the artificial turf can begin. This project has been done within the stipulated time frame and I laud the Federation for ensuring this." noted Bruscoli.
The team also visited the Goal Project situated within the Kasarani Complex where the contractor is on site working on renovations and was happy to note that the Federation will be able to move into the headquarters very soon.
"FIFA is satisfied that the recommendations from the Consultants are being implemented, and we shall continue with our cooperation with the Kenyan Federation. The FIFA funded projects are important toward the development of football activities within our member associations and Kenya is bound to benefit from such assistance." He added.
He also took issue with some sections of the media for their erroneous reports on the project recently. We are on the ground and visited the projects and we find these reports as alarming," he concluded.
National Chairman Sam Nyamweya accompanied by vice Chairman Robert Asembo and Finance Officer Joseph Agola accompanied the FIFA team during the visit.
"We are extremely grateful to FIFA for visiting Kenya and assuring us of their continued cooperation and assistance. This shows that FIFA is happy with our efforts of jump starting football activities which had been neglected for many years due to wrangles." said Nyamweya
We as a federation will ensure we complete the projects as stipulated, he added.