The CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup Organizing Committee has handed Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi a two-match ban after an alleged incitement.
According to reports, Kimanzi's ban was served after he allegedly urged his players not to turn up for their opening clash against Tanzania due to three of the Taifa Stars players lacking passports.
The ban now means that Kimanzi will have to manage Stars from the stands in the remainder of Group B matches against Sudan and Zanzibar.
The former Mathare United head coach will make a return in the touchline should Kenya proceed to the semi-finals of the tournament.
The game was forced to start 10 minutes late after Harambee Stars players failed to walk into the pitch from the tunnel.
The CECAFA Organising in #Uganda has SUSPENDED the @harambee__stars of #Kenya Head Coach Francis KIMANZI for two matches.— Cephas TENDEREZA - MMW (@CephasTendereza) December 8, 2019
Francis is said to have asked the #HarambeeStars players not to honour today's match against #Tanzania who are said to have been lacking PASSPORTS. pic.twitter.com/cZflGIydur