FKF boss Nick Mwendwa to seek help from government to pay ex-Harambee Stars coach KSh 108 million

FKF boss Nick Mwendwa to seek help from government to pay ex-Harambee Stars coach KSh 108 million

Rene Otinga
October 4, 2019 at 1:49 PM

- The FKF boss saID the body cannot raise KSh 108 million at the moment

- Mwendwa hopes the government can the foorball body from its blushes

- Former Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche is seeking to be compensated for damages and wrongful dismissal

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss Nick Mwendwa is set to appeal to the government to chime in and help in settling a huge fine imposed by FIFA.

The FKF, as reported, has less than a month to pay former Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche in costs and damages for wrongful dismissal.

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Football Kenya federation boss Nick Mwendwa to seek help from government to pay former Harambee Stars coach KSh 108 million
According to Mwendwa (pictured), the FKF cannot afford the KSh 108 million being demanded to compensate former Harmbee Stars coach Amrouche. Photo: Nation.
Source: Twitter

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Amrouche, who is currently head coach of the Burundi national team, was previously awarded KSh 60 million but he wasn’t satisfied and went ahead to lodge an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Having scored one over his former employer, the tactician is now awaiting his dues, with Mwendwa hoping the government can be able to provide some financial backing in settling the amount.

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Speaking to Goal, Mwendwa expressed intentions to reach out to the government for financial assistance as the body does not have the KSh 108 million.

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“We will liaise with the government to come up with ways of paying the debt because the consequences is Kenya being removed from the 2022 World Cup qualifiers,” Mwendwa said as quoted by Goal.

The FKF boss who was not in office when the case initially set off, further explained the federation has been trying for the last four years to get the fine lowered to no avail.

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Amrouche took over as coach in 2003 and is largely remembered for masterminding a hard-fought draw against Nigeria in an AFCON qualifier in 2004.

Furthermore, he steered Harambee Stars to a win in the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.

Failure to pay Amrouche for damages could place the national team's AFCON qualifier campaign in jeopardy as it would mean FIFA will have to suspend the Stars.

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