Former Kenyan International McDonald Mariga is set to contest in the forthcoming Football Kenya Federation Elections.
According to our source the Former Inter Milan midfielder cut short his visit in Europe to make plans to vie for the top post of President in the Fkf elections.
The elections were nullified late last year by the Sports Disputes Tribunal which ruled that the board was not properly constituted.
According to the tribunal Elynah Shiveka a member of the Board was not eligible to sit on it and also there was no Public Participation.
Mariga made history as the first Kenyan footballer to play in the Uefa Champions League, for Intern Milan on 16 March 2010. In 2019 he joined politics to vie for Kibera parliamentary seat after the demise of Ken Okoth.
Born in Muthurwa Landi Mawe Railway staff houses, 32 year old Mariga started his playing career at Ulinzi Stars before moving first to Tusker FC and then to Kenya Pipeline.
Mariga was a member of the Kamukunji High School ‘Golden Boys’, which also included Kenyan striker Dennis Oliech (Auxerre, France), who won two consecutive National Championships in 2002 and 2003.
He is brother to Victor Wanyama a professional football player, who is currently playing for Premier League side Tottenham Hotspurs.
His father, Noah Wanyama played for AFC Leopards and the Kenya football National team Harambee stars.
The elections are set for next month February where the incumbent Nick Mwendwa is facing stiff challenge from the Former President Sam Nyamweya and Former Nairobi County Speaker Samuel Ole Magelo.