FIFA Tells Sports Cs Amina Mohammed to Reinstate Ousted FKF Officials

FIFA Tells Sports Cs Amina Mohammed to Reinstate Ousted FKF Officials

  • FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, noted the caretaker committee formed by CS Amina is illegal
  • The committee, led by retired judge Aaron Ringera is expected to run football affairs in the country for six months
  • However, FIFA has asked the sports ministry to rethink the decision, warning of impending repercussions

World football governing body FIFA has directed the ministry of sports Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohammed to reinstated embattled Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa and his team.

FKF boss Nick Mwendwa. Photo: Facebook/Nick Mwendwa.
FIFA's directive came only days after FKF boss Nick Mwendwa was arrested in Nairobi by officials drawn from the Director of Criminal Investigations over graft allegations.. Photo: Nick Mwendwa.
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Mwendwa was hounded out of office with his team over graft allegations on Thursday, November 11.

Their ouster ushered in a new era under the leadership of retired judge Aaron Ringers who will chair the caretaker committee formed by CS Amina to manage football affairs in the country for a period of six months.

However, the sports ministry's hopes of undertaking a radical surgery at FKF has been dealt a blow after FIFA wrote to the ministry asking the cabinet secretary to reinstall ousted officials.

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In the letter, FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, urged the Kenyan government to mend fences with the federation to avoid further repercussions.

Fatma further noted the caretaker team named by Amina is illegal and it is in contravention of FIFA's principle where states should not interfere with the federations running football in respective countries.

"Going forward, without prejudice to the allegations that have been raised and any potential trial for offences that may have been committed, FIFA and CAF are asking you to consider the reinstatement of the FKF Executive Committee as prior thereto," the letter said in part.

Nick Mwendwa arrested

FIFA's directive came only days after FKF boss Nick Mwendwa was arrested in Nairobi by officials drawn from the Director of Criminal Investigations over graft allegations.

TUKO.co.ke reported Mwendwa was arrested as he was visiting the Harambee Stars team at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Westlands.

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The football administrator was reportedly meeting with the Harambee Stars team ahead of their final World Cup qualifier match against Rwanda scheduled for Monday, November 15.

The FKF President was taken to the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road where he is understood to have spent the weekend.

Source: SportsBrief.com

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