Kenya risk being expelled from FIFA competitions should it fail to
provide the secretariat to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee with its position,
including proof of payment of any outstanding amounts to former Harambee Stars
coach Adel Amrouche by 30 April 2020.
In a letter to FKF, FIFA Disciplinary Committee’s Secretariat warned
should FKF fail to honour the call, the country may suffer further sanctions
come May 18 hearing.
“In light of the foregoing, the Football Kenya Federation is
invited to provide the secretariat to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee with its
position, including proof of payment of any outstanding amounts, by 30 April
2020 at the latest. Should the Football Kenya Federation fail to submit a
statement within the stipulated deadline, a member of the FIFA Disciplinary
Committee will decide on the case using the file in its possession (cf. art. 20
par. 5 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code),” read the letter in part.
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has set May 18, as the date Adel
Amrouche’s compensation case will be resubmitted for evaluation.
Football Kenya Federation are charged with failure to pay Sh109
million in compensation owed to the coach for wrongful dismissal.
FIFA directed FKF on March 23, to pay the Amrouch in 30 days and
according to FKF General Secretary Barry Otieno, the Federation is yet to make
the necessary payment.
“In this regard, we take due note from the content of the
abovementioned correspondence that the Football Kenya Federation allegedly did
not pay the amounts due to the coach Adel Amrouche within the granted deadline
and that the latter therefore requests that further disciplinary sanctions be
imposed on the Football Kenya Federation,” noted FIFA in the letter.
Amrouche has since requested for further disciplinary action to be
imposed to FKF.
“In this sense, we kindly inform the parties that, in accordance
with point 4. of the decision passed by the Chairman of the Fifa Disciplinary
Committee on 23 March 2020, the case will be resubmitted to a member of the
Fifa Disciplinary Committee on 18 May 2020 for evaluation in order to decide on
harsher sanctions to be imposed on the Football Kenya Federation, which may
lead, amongst others, to possible expulsion from FIFA competitions,” Fifa