Fifa wades into FKF woes, wants Mwendwa reinstated
World governing body FIFA has warned Kenya of dire consequences including a ban if the ousted Football Kenya Federation officials are not reinstated.
In a letter addressed to Sports CS Amina Mohamed, Fifa Secretary-General Fatma Samoura said that Fifa is ready to mediate and have the issue solved amicably.
“Fifa and Caf administrators are prepared to work closely with the FKF and your office representatives – as it has already been the case in the recent past – to normalize the situation. I am convinced that our common efforts together with your trust will guarantee a successful outcome for Kenyan football.” read the letter in part.
Mwendwa together with top federation officials was removed from office in an announcement by CS Amina Mohamed to pave way for investigations into claims of financial misappropriation. A caretaker committee led by Retired Justice Aaron Ringera was appointed as a result, to oversee the operations of the institution for the next six months.
“I must highlight that the appointment of the so-called “caretaker committee” by your office is undoubtedly contrary to our principles according to which all of our member associations, including FKF, are required to manage their affairs independently and without undue influence of any third parties. Samoura continued in the letter.
“The 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,” Fifa said.