Football Kenya Federation through its head Nick Mwendwa has requested President Uhuru Kenyatta to help settle the KSh109 million pay dispute with former Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche for wrongful dismissal.
The 52-year-old was dismissed in 2014 despite having a valid contract with the federation to coach Kenya’s national team.
In an interview with the Daily Nation, Mwendwa admits they have asked the government to help them settle the Algerian’s debt.
“Somebody made a mistake and I do not want to go into who that was. I want to ask the President [Uhuru Kenyatta] to help us to get this settlement of KSh109 million done.”
Just last week, Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed refused to give in to the FKF’s request to settle the debt.
“I do not understand it. It is baffling to expect the government to pay for the irresponsible behaviour of a federation which abdicated its role,” Amina said.
“This has nothing to do with the government. Why can’t FKF negotiate with Fifa to agree on a payment plan,” she added.
If Kenya fail to settle the Algerian, they might be locked out of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.