FIFA set to ban Kenya from international competitions over FKF caretaker committee

 

FKF President Nick Mwendwa ejected in office

FIFA threatens to ban Kenya from international football competitions if Sports Minister Amina Mohamed does not reverse the decision to disband the FKF board led by FKF President Nick Mwendwa.

In a letter to FKF secretary-general Barry Otieno on Thursday, FIFA affirmed its rules that the minister has no authority to dismiss any football federal officials.

"All FIFA member federations, including FKF, are required by law to manage their affairs freely and without undue influence by other actors," FIFA said in a statement.

According to FIFA the ban on Kenya will affect all football activities and not just individuals who may have been involved in one way or another.

The letter, signed by FIFA official Kenny Jean-Marie, called on the minister to adhere to FIFA rules and FKF independence to prevent Kenya from being banned.
 

"Therefore, we ask you to inform the minister that if her decision to appoint the FKF Steering Committee and the relevant secretariat is complied with, we will have no choice but to submit the matter to the FIFA Office for decision," the letter said.

However, FIFA said it was ready to convene a joint meeting between the FKF federation and the sports minister to discuss the dispute between the two sides and address the issues that arose.

"... we would like to reiterate our commitment to hold a meeting between FKF and the Ministry of Sports as soon as possible to address any concerns that both parties may have and, together, determine the way forward for Kenyan football."

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