Kenya has been sanctioned by FIFA for what it refers to as “interference by a third party.”
In a statement released at the FIFA Council meeting in Zurich, President Gianni Infantino also announced the suspension of the Zimbabwe Football Association due to the same.
“We had to suspend two of our member associations; Kenya and Zimbabwe both for government interference in their activities of football. Both associations are suspended from all football activities with immediate effect.
“They know what needs to be done for them to be re-admitted or for the suspension to be lifted,” “ said Infantino.
The decision was arrived at following Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed’s move to dismiss the Football Kenya Federation National Executive Committee and replaced it with a caretaker Committee in November last year.
The committee members were removed on claims of financial theft, with the then-FKF Chair, Nick Mwendwa, being hauled in court to answer charges made against him.
The global governing body had unsuccessfully ordered CS Amina to reinstate Mwendwa.
Kenya will be unable to compete in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, international friendlies, or other FIFA-affiliated competitions as a result of the ban.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.