FIFA to sanction FKF over 2015 CECAFA participation


Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Sam Nyamweya and his successor Nick Mwendwa address the ...
Former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Sam Nyamweya and his successor Nick Mwendwa address the media during the national elections held at the Safaricom Stadium Kasarani in Nairobi, Kenya on February 10, 2016.

World football governing body FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Football Kenya Federation (FKF) for taking part in an unsanctioned tournament.

In a letter written to FIFA from Confederation of African Football in May last year, CAF noted it had not received any hosting form for the 2015 CECAFA Challenge Cup held in Ethiopia and which Kenya participated during the reign of former FKF President Sam Nyamweya.

FIFA has termed the move an ‘infringement’ of its statutes on Regulations Governing International Matches according to which; “members to which a Representative Team, Club Team or Domestic Team participating in an International Match or competition belongs, shall be responsible for obtaining authorisation from their confederation as set forth herein.”

The world body will stated the matter had been referred to the next meeting of the Fifa Disciplinary committee where the case will be analyzed ‘with regard to a possible violation of the above mentioned regulations’ and a decision reached on whether sanctions will be imposed against the FKF.

According to Article 10, paragraph one of the FIFA statutes, “Members whose representative team will participate in an international match as well as a member on whose territory an International match is planned shall request the authorization of the Confederation to which they are affiliated at least 21 days before the earliest of the proposed dates for such match.”

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