- A week after his stars defender Aboud Omar blames Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama, reports have it that Wanyama has come out to expose Football Kenya Federation (FKF) mismanagement dealings on the 2019 AFCON.
Kenya had been promised the 50 million meant for players and the technical bench by the government as a reward for qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) held in Egypt but FKF wanted a bigger share.
“I would like to clear the air so that everyone knows exactly what transpired. During the round-table meeting, the federation wanted to give us Sh35 million and take Sh15 million for their administrative costs but I blatantly refused,” Wanyama explained
He expresses a feeling of disrespect from his teammate Abud Omar.
“It has been quite a journey at Harambee Stars since we started the AFCON qualification in Sierra Leone. But it is very disrespectful when a player (Abud Omar) accuses me of not involving the players in making decisions yet I invited them for round-table negotiations meeting with the federation on how to share the Sh50 million reward,” said Wanyama.
On the Afcon bonuses, stars captain said the money was to come from Confederation of African Football (Caf); however, Wanyama says FKF told him the bonuses were to be paid by the government.
He revealed that FKF president Nick Mwendwa has not been honest in handling their unpaid Sh250,000 each winning bonuses against the Taifa stars earned them the bonuses.
“After FKF failed to pay us as promised, I enquired for the way forward before our 2021 Afcon qualifier away to Egypt and was told the same thing, ‘we are waiting.’ So I gave them an ultimatum that before we play Comoros, we should have our monies, unfortunately, Covid-19 happened,” Wanyama stated.
He finally clears his hands throwing the ball to Mwendwa.
“I personally like handling things professionally and that’s why you have never seen me rushing to the media because I know I’m always in control of everything. But I told the president he will carry his own cross when the players start protesting. I will then go to the media and expose everything,” Wanyama concluded.