Controversy has reigned in Kenya once again after the official of a football body insulted an official of another similar but not equal football body.
Samson Nyamweya, the chairman of the Football Kenya Federation has been put on record as saying that the 2012 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup will be held in Kenya.
He further said that his federation was in the process of arranging for the staging of the event which usually takes place towards the end of every year.
In a rejoinder though, the Secretary General of Cecafa Nicholas Musonye said that his body had no intention of sending the tournament to Kenya, saying that Uganda would actually be the hosts of the event.
This was despite an earlier announcement by Cecafa that Kenya would be the hosts of the event come year's end.
Nyamweya says that he expects the tourney to remain in Kenya because Musonye's bosses made it so. Period.
While Musonye says that the sponsors, whoever they are, do not want it in Kenya. Why?
Who to side with.. Nyamweya or Musonye?
I will go with Nyamweya on this one.
Despite me being in no way a fan of Sam Nyamweya, I feel that Musonye has got it all wrong.
In 2007, Cecafa hosted the Challenge Cup at a very empty Nyayo National Stadium to the dismay of Musonye, who later said that Kenyans were no good in football.
That we just like rumour- mongering and drinking in pubs.
What he said was true, but the statement made by Musonye reflected that of a bitter man, someone with a grudge.
Despite last year's event held in Tanzania also having attendance issues, Musonye has made it look like it is a Kenyan problem. That we are the only ones with issue.
Where is the objectivity sir?
Decision not his
The stance by Musonye is just classic him, a noise making stance.
If we are not good enough to host the tourney, the relevant people will decide. Not him and if the recent events are anything to go by, Kenya is not too far behind hosting such an event.
Back to basics, as Nyamweya has rightfully said, the decision lies with the participating countries, that is if they find sufecient reason to change, which really, they shouldn't.
Musonye, who should be the first to make a good name for the competition, is trying to spoil it's own repauation by saying the event will not be held in Kenya, which in essence means he has no confidence.
What happens if he is forced to eat humble pie? Will he turn around and support the competition?
To Nicholas Musonye: Keep to your lane and stick to your pane.
You may not like Kenya, but we need a chance to show what we can do and because we have it, we will do our best.
I know that no one wants us to fail. Everyone will work towards a great event, but If we fail, then we are not good at it anyway, if we pass, good for us all.
Give us space Musonye.