Federation supremo reveals to Goal.com that the national governing body is financially handicapped and that 'we cannot meet some obligations'Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Chairman Sam Nyamweya has for the first time admitted that the national governing body is handicapped by financial constraints.
"Yes. we cannot meet some obligations because at the moment the federation has only one major sponsor (EABL), besides the grants we receive from FIFA for youth and women football development is hardly enough."
"This year alone, we have participated in the AFCON and World Cup Qualifiers for the senior team, under 20 ladies and men AFCON Qualifiers, as well as other projects that were never offered an opportunity during the previous regime."
Nyamweya, who will this month celebrate his first anniversary of the four year term in office, also claims that the debts inherited from the previous regime (Football Kenya Limited) have forced the federation's hand.
However documents at Goal.com Kenya's disposal reveal that the current federation is also in debt. Amongst the creditors includes transport and accommodation companies that have since written to the federation threatening legal action.
The federation's suspended Vice Chairman Sammy Sholei blames the current woes on what he says is 'setting the precedent'.
"At the moment it seems that federation officials are keen on accumulating debts with knowledge that when the worst comes, it will be transferred to the next regime. In this case accountability is not quite in place."
Apart from the sponsors, the federation's other source of income is the gate collections from International match days, appearance fees for invited friendlies, the Government, and grants from the World Governing body that amount to tens of millions of shillings annually.
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