FIFA pleads with Sports CS Amina to reinstate Nick Mwendwa

Monday, November 15th, 2021 09:38 |
Sports CS Amina Mohamed during a past event. Photo/PD/David Ndolo

Football governing body FIFA has asked Sports Cabinet Secretary (CS) Amina Mohamed to reinstate suspended Football Kenya Federation (FKF) officials with immediate effect.

"I call on your understanding of the matter at stake to reconsider your position in the light of our aforementioned principles so as to make sure the latter are respected with regard to the situation at the FKF," FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura said in a letter to the CS.

Samoura said the formation of a “Caretaker Committee” to run the football affairs in the country is contrary to the FIFA principles.

"This situation could therefore potentially lead to a suspension of the FKF by FIFA and, in such a case, it would be all of Kenyan football that would suffer the consequences," Samoura said.

Samoura also called on the CS to collaborate with FIFA and iron out the issues affecting FKF.

"As a matter of fact, I am receptive to the need of a common discussion through a videoconference call that we may organise without further ado.

"My collaborators will contact your office accordingly to settle the logistical details as soon as possible," Samoura added.

FKF president Nick Mwendwa was arrested on Friday and has been arraigned before Milimani Law Courts to answer to graft charges.

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