FKF vs Sports Ministry: Federation Writes to FIFA, Maintains It Is Still in Charge

FKF vs Sports Ministry: Federation Writes to FIFA, Maintains It Is Still in Charge

  • The FKF released a statement on Thursday saying it was completely against the formation of a caretaker committee to run football in the country
  • In the letter signed by CEO Barry Otieno, the FKF disclosed it had written to FIFA and was awaiting guidance on the way forward
  • The embattled FKF however maintained they were still in charge of football operations in the country

The saga involving the Football Kenya Federation and the Sports Ministry has taken another twist after the FKF resorted to FIFA to address the issue of their disbandment.

FKF vs Sports Ministry
The Football Kenya Federation has written to FIFA about their disbandment by the Sports Ministry. Photo: TUKO.
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The FKF on Thursday, November 11 released a scathing statement saying it did not recognize any caretaker committee and would continue to run Kenyan football as usual.

“The Football Kenya Fedrration is taken aback by the directive of the Cabinet Secretary for sports Amina Mohammed to appoint a caretaker committee to run the federation and football in Kenya,” the statement started.

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While emphasizing that they had rejected the formation of a caretaker committee, the FKF further revealed it had written to FIFA on the same.

“FKF has informed FIFA of this development and we await their guidance,”

On the evening of Thursday, there was heavy police presence at Kandanda House, Kasarani, with reports suggesting authorities were there to ensure a smooth transition of the caretaker committee into office.

FIFA's response

On Thursday, hours after the Sports ministry and the FKF locked horns, FIFA released a statement condemning the disbandment of Nick mwendwa’s administration.

The world governing body threatened to ban Kenya but emphasized on “our willingness to hold a meeting with the FKF and the Ministry of Sport as soon as possible so as to address any concern both sides may have.”