FIfA has for the second time in as many days threaten to impose a ban on Kenya in the wake of reported government interference in the management of football in the country.
In a letter addressed to sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammad, FIFA Secretary general Fatma Samoura said Amina’s move to install a caretaker committee to run the Football Kenya Federation is illegal.
“I have been made aware of the appointment of a so-called caretaker committee together with its secretariat in lieu of the FKF NEC. I must highlight this appointment is contrary to our principals in which all our members association are supported to independently manage their affairs. The situation could therefore lead to a ban of FKF by FIFA,” said Samoura.
Fatma also extended an olive branch, promising immediate negotiation in a bid to resolve the crisis.
“FIFA understand the important role your office plays in ensuring that sport bodies in Kenya comply with applicable rules,” she added.
Samoura,s letter comes two days after FIFA, in a separate correspondence by Kenny Jean Marie, who is the head of Football Association, expressed concerns over the move by Kenya Sports CS to diband FKF and install a caretaker committee.