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Fkf Embarks On A Journey To Reverse Fifa Ban

Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa has said that he expects the two national teams to be in action in October after the ban imposed by Fifa is lifted.

Speaking while re-opening the federation’s headquarters that was closed after the order by Cabinet Secretary for Sports Amina Mohammed over allegations of misappropriation of funds, Mwendwa said that he has initiated talks with Fifa to reverse the decision.

The ban was imposed by World Governing body after the Sports Cabinet Secretary disbanded the Federation’s National Executive Committee due to misappropriation of funds.

Mwendwa in the company of police officers and other officials including FKF CEO Barry Otieno gained access to the offices.

“Our biggest concern right now is to make sure the ban imposed by Fifa is lifted so that Harambee Stars and Starlets can resume playing international matches,” he said.

The implications of the ban affected the national teams and clubs with the Harambee Stars and Starlets being removed from international assignments.

Also affected were the winners of FKF Premier League last season, Tusker FC who were excluded from Caf Champions League while the Women’s Champions Vihiga United were eliminated from the regional Qualifiers.

Harambee Stars were kicked out of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers while the starlets in the Africa Women Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa has on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, put Kenyan football on the path towards normalcy with the reopening of the FKF Goal Project office in Kasarani.

The premises had been kept inaccessible to FKF staff and football stakeholders since November 11, 2021.

Flanked by Deputy President Doris Petra and General Secretary/CEO Barry Otieno, the FKF President affirmed the Federation’s commitment to ensuring that the suspension imposed on FKF by World Governing body FIFA following the CS’ directive was lifted.

The FKF President further asserted that the FKF Leagues across the seven tiers shall commence in a month’s time once mandatory training and endurance tests for referees have been held.