- Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Sam Nyamweya has moved to ask FIFA to stop the current regime led by his comparator Nick Mwendwa from using the FIFA development funds to pay former Harambee Stars coaches.
This comes after the Stars Captain comes clean and calls on FKF president Nick Mwendwa to carry his cross and a day after another former stars coach threatens to prosecute Kenya for the same case- unpaid salaries.
Kenya has been hit with a fine of Kes 109 million to settle Amrouche’s case and with Sebastien Migne threats to take FKF to FIFA for their delay in paying him almost a year after parting ways.
FKF presidential candidate Nyamweya also wants Zurich to force FKF to clear with the Frenchman and the duo of Bob Williamson and Adel Amrouche.
“As it stands now, Kenya may be struck out of the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup because of the federation’s failure to pay former coach Amrouche. Williamson too is demanding his dues from the federations after his dismissal four years ago. Add that to the latest case of Migne. We, the stakeholders of Kenyan football, now want FIFA to force the federation to pay the three coaches soonest. We further implore on FIFA not to allow Mwendwa and his team to use the development funds to pay the coaches,” Nyamweya stated.
The Nyamweya’s attack on FKF comes after the Stars’ captain Victor Wanyama confirmed on Monday that the team had not received the winning allowance following their 3-2 triumph over Tanzania. The former federation chief called on the government to swing into action and prosecute the current regime for what he alleged as misappropriation of funds meant for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
“One year since the team played in the tournament, even the players are yet to get the bonuses of Kes 250, 000 each promised to them. The office of FKF led by Nick Mwendwa has become notorious for not paying coaches their dues. We also ask the government to institute a legal process against the outgoing federation officials for misappropriation of funds meant for football development and failing to account for the Sh250 million accorded to them for the 2019 AFCON,” he concluded.