- Kenya has been given 30 days to pay Ksh109 million to former Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche or fail to take part in 2022 world cup qualifiers.
The tussle concerning Adel Amrouche and Kenya has been existence since 2015. The latest news is an order to pay Amrouche within 30 days.
This tussle started 5 years ago when Amrouche was fired by the former FKF boss, Sam Nyamweya after Harambee Stars was knocked out in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
“They have let Kenyans down and the consequence is that we have fired the entire technical bench and disbanded the national team. As a federation we will put emphasis on youth and ensure we play many friendlies,” said Nyamweya immediately after firing Amrouche.
Adel Amrouche is not new to sacking; it is a usual snack for him. In fact, in his 25 years of a coaching career, he has managed 14 clubs! He is currently the head coach of the Botswana national team.
From 2007 -2012, the Algerian international built a tough squad in the Burundi national team which smashed many teams in East and Central Africa. During that moment, the Burundi national team moved to the top 100 in the FIFA rankings.
Unfortunately, the tactician was not impressed. He later led the Swallows (Burundi national team) to defeat Zimbabwe 2-1 in the 2013 AFCON qualifiers. Later, he resigned at a post-match conference in the middle of the glory.
“I’m happy with today’s victory, everyone is happy and I think I have achieved my objective – but I can’t go any further, we don’t get to play friendlies, we don’t have enough equipment and I can only get access to some player on match days, I must be the only manager who gets to try his player on the day of a major tournament. We’re tired – I’m personally very tired to work in these conditions,” Amrouche said.