A case against Adel Amrouche, the ex-national football team trainer has been lost by Kenya. As a result, the African country is obliged to pay the coach compensation of up to $1.08m.
Nick Mwendwa, the Football Kenya Federation president confirmed that Kenya was deprived of the appeal launched at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He told that CAS urged Kenya to pay Amrouch up to $860,000 in addition to the extra $22,000.
The trainer was fired in 2014 after the Confederation of African Football had banned him for a year because he dared to spit on a referee when ruling Harambee Stars.
The African country was playing in Comoros and couldn’t wait for his appeal that the trainer had launched with the federation.
The CAF lifted Amrouche’s appeal. The coach opted for the FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chambers to find justice.
The Belgian came up with a demand for compensation in the amount of $1.30m that was equal to the remainder of the five-year deal that the trainer had running until this year.
If Kenya fails to have the amount remitted, FIFA might decide to withhold its grant to this African nation or simply lock it out of the international tournament that starts with the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, scheduled for November.
Mwendwa told that the deal the trainer signed was made by his predecessors under Sam Nyamweya, the ex-president that favored the trainer.
In addition to this, FKF is involved in another conflict with Bobby Williamson, the Scottish ex- Harambee Stars trainer for the wrongful dismissal.
A petition with Kenyan courts was filed by Williamson. In 2016, he was fired and he’s expecting $1.05m from FKF for unlawful termination of payments and services due for the remainder of his deal and damages.