FIFA directs Kenya government to reinstate Nick Mwendwa

FIFA directs Kenya government to reinstate Nick Mwendwa

The Kenyan government has been directed by the World football governing body, FIFA, to reinstate the Nick Mwendwa-led team or face a potential ban. 

In a letter to CS Amina on Sunday, November 14, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura asked the sports ministry to ensure the team is back in office as they look to mediate the dispute between the two parties. 

The letter partially read;

“Going forward, without prejudice to the allegations that have been raised and any potential lawsuits for infringements that may have been committed, FIFA and CAF ask you to consider reinstating the FKF executive committee before that”, partially indicates the letter.

“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.

The letter continued; 

“Against this background, 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,” the statement continued.

“As a matter of fact, I am receptive to the need of a common discussion through a video conference call that we may organize without further ado, My collaborators will contact your office accordingly to settle the logistical details as soon as possible.”

Mwendwa's team was recently removed from office, with the now-former president arrested in relation to embezzlement of funds. 

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