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FIFA Suspends Football Kenya Federation; Cites Third Party Interference

The Football International Federation Association (FIFA) has suspended Kenya from any football participation

Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards during a past derby. PHOTO - AFC Leopards

The Football International Federation Association (FIFA) has suspended Kenya from any football participation, citing interference from a third party within its structures.

“Without prejudice to any investigations by national authorities or other judicial bodies, the FIFA Council also decided to suspend the Football Kenya Federation and the Zimbabwe Football Association with immediate effect due to undue interference by a third party,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino said.

“They know what needs to be done for them to be re-admitted or for the suspensions to be lifted.”

In November 2021, the Ministry of Sports through Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed dissolved the FKF  office led by Nick Mwendwa and appointed a caretaker committee that took charge of football activities in the country.

If the suspension will not be lifted, the country will not be represented during the CAFChampions League and the Confederation Cup.

Consequently, the national team Harambee Stars will miss out on the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifiers and Cecafa-related tournaments.


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