Football Kenya Federation have released a statement accusing the former president Sam Nyamweya of hiring national team coaches on open contracts.

The FKF was ordered to pay Algerian coach Adel Amrouche KSh109m for wrongful dismissal. 

After failing to pay as agreed, Fifa Disciplinary Committee ordered the federation to pay extra KSh4 million on Monday to cater for administrative costs.

The committee further ordered Kenya to clear the Algerian’s debt within 30 days. 

FKF has reacted and here is their statement in full.

“Football Kenya Federation is in receipt of a communique from Fifa’s Disciplinary Committee directing that former Harambee Stars Head Coach Adel Amrouche be paid KSh109 Million in compensation, for wrongful dismissal.

“The communication, signed by Fifa Disciplinary Committee chairperson Yeboah Anin, additionally directs that the payment to Mr. Amrouche will be made within the next 30 days, failure to which Fifa will sanction Kenya.

“The federation has also been fined an additional KSh 4 Million as costs sustained in connection with the arbitration procedures and costs for the Fifa Disciplinary Committee proceeding.

“In view of the foregoing, the federation, whilst remaining optimistic continues to actively engage both the government and Fifa, with a view of finding possible solutions to enable Kenya to deal with the matter conclusively and without the possibility of having to be sanctioned.

“Essentially, the federation in an effort aimed at preventing a recurrence of the aforementioned case that was occasioned by former FKF president Sam Nyamweya, has henceforth adopted a policy prohibiting the hiring of national team coaches, at all levels on closed contracts.”

It is not clear whether the government will help the federation in clearing the debt.