February 4, 2023

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Freedom for Kenyan soccer as FIFA ends ban


World governing physique FIFA has confirmed lifting the indefinite ban beforehand slapped on Kenya following authorities interference.

Fifa has confirmed in a letter addressed to FKF CEO Barry Otieno that the ban has been lifted unconditionally.

“We want to inform you that the state of affairs of the FKF was submitted to the Bureau of Fifa Council for consideration and the choice on November 25,” learn a part of the letter.

“In view of those circumstances, the Bureau of the Council selected November 25 to carry the suspension of the FKF with speedy impact.

“Upon the lifting of the suspension, a Fifa-Caf mission group can be deployed to Nairobi with a purpose to outline the following steps for FKF and to additionally meet with the newly appointed Cupboard Secretary for Sports activities.”

The ban on Kenya got here final November when the then Cupboard Secretary for Sports activities Amina Mohamed ordered for an audit of FKF accounts.

The transfer noticed FKF President Nick Mwendwa implicated with misappropriating cash meant for the game and was arrested and arraigned in court docket.

The ban meant Kenya have been barred from participating within the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers whereas the ladies’s group – Harambee Starlets didn’t play in two-legged qualifiers for the World Cup in opposition to Uganda.

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