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 warned.