The Kenyan football fraternity will hold an expo match this Wednesday in honor of departed chairman Hussein Swaleh M’Tetú on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Officials from the Eastern Region will play against a select team from other regions across the country at Moi Stadium, Embu starting 12 pm.
The match will be part of a day-long program coordinated by Eastern NEC member Murithi Nabea and the Lower Eastern Branch office. In a statement sent out by Nabea and assistant Secretary Charles Njoka, all football stakeholders have been invited to the event.
Teams playing in the Embu County League have specifically been requested to send representatives. The event which kicks off at 11 am will bring together football administrators and stakeholders from all around the country.
Full of praise
FKF president Nick Mwendwa is expected to lead the nation in paying last respects to Swaleh. The president was among the first to mourn the former KFF Secretary-General on Twitter. Mwendwa hailed Swaleh’s contribution to the game, adding that he died doing what he loved.
hussein Swaleh passed on aboard the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed shortly after takeoff on 10th March. The Lower Eastern branch chair was on the flight connecting from Egypt, where he had served as a match commissioner in a CAF CL match between Ismaily and TP Mazembe. All 157 passengers aboard the flight are reported to have perished.
His untimely death came in a year when Kenya has qualified for the African Cup of Nations, 15 years after their last appearance. Jacob ‘Ghost’ Mulee, who was Harambee Stars’ coach when they last played in the AFCON, picked out Swaleh for praise in his condolence tweet.
Hussein’s family is yet to receive the remains of their departed kin.