- After Harambee stars captain Victor Wanyama pleads to FKF to save Qatar World Cup qualification dream, the Kenyan government has contacted former Harambee Stars Coach Adel Amrouche concerning an Sh109 million debts owed to him by Football Kenya Federation (FKF).
After the Belgian tactician recently won a case of unlawful dismissal against FKF at both FIFA’s Dispute Chambers and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland, FKF has indicated an unwillingness or inability to pay up. This has left the Kenyan dream to the Qatar show in 2022 hanging by a threat.
“The Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Sports even spoke to me and I was willing to work on with the plan they were proposing, but the federation was not willing,” Amrouche explained in a recent interview.
Amrouche breaks silence as Kenya’s World Cup ban was put on hold after Friday’s deadline to pay him was yet again extended by FIFA
It is understood that FKF has asked FIFA for another extension citing to the current coronavirus pandemic that has slowed down the global economy. But the development has it that Amrouche has had a little chat with the Kenyan sports CS Amina Mohammed
On CS Amina Mohammed’s discussion with Amrouche, the significant highlight is the change in stance after she had earlier ruled out her ministry picking up the bill.
“No government in its right senses would fork out Sh109 million to pay an individual for the mistakes of an irresponsible federation. I don’t understand it. It is baffling to expect the government to pay for the irresponsible behavior of a federation seeking to abdicate its role,” Amina was quoted.
Even though this was the CS Amina’s stand, the time has changed everything and therefore everyone at a point comes to their sense and revisits such stands. While this is good news to the Kenyan captain and stars team at large, it is not clear still when the Government will meet the FIFAS demand.
It is then clear that FKF and the sports ministry have some time now to move their piece in place to save Stars 2022 journey to Qatar.