Football Kenya Federation (FKF) say it will protest to Fifa over the intended delay in releasing Coastal Union midfielder Jerry Santos for next week's friendly against South Africa in Nairobi.
According to FKF chairman Sam Nyamweya, Coastal Union have no option but to release the player by this weekend since Tuesday's match is on a Fifa friendly day. Coast Union have apparently hang on to the Kenyan ace as they wait to play Tanzanian giants Simba Sports Club on Saturday in a Vodacom league match.
"We will not accept such a situation where our player is not available for national team duties and we will take up the matter with Fifa if Coastal Union do not do what they are supposed to do. It is very clear that Fifa friendly matches are supposed to be played from Saturday to Tuesday and as a result no other matches should be on."
Santos is one of the nine professional players called up by Kenyan coach Henri Michel for the build up match-the first for the Frenchman who was appointed more than one month ago.