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Kenya and Zimbabwe Suspended By FIFA Over Government Interference


World Football Governing Body Fifa has Suspended Kenya and Zimbabwe indefinitely due to government interference, the world governing body announced.
Last year, the Sports CS Amina Mohamed announced she was disbanding FKF over the misappropriation of funds in a move that followed the arrest of federation boss Nick Mwendwa.
“Without prejudice to investigations by national authorities or other judiciary bodies, the FIFA Council has decided to suspend the Kenya Football Federation and the Zimbabwe Football Federation with immediate effect for undue influence by a third party,” said a FIFA statement.
Infantino confirmed the development after Kenya’s Ministry of Sports – under Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed -suspended the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) in November 2021 and appointed a caretaker committee that took charge of soccer activities in the country.
Fifa said the country will remain suspended until the Football Kenya Federation (FKF), dissolved last year by the Kenyan government is reinstated.
In Zimbabwe, the country’s federation was suspended by the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) in November 2021 also.
While the government-appointed commission disbanded Zifa, it cited some of the reasons, including alleged sexual harassment of female referees by technical staff and allegations of fraud, as the basis of their action.