Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is contemplating taking disciplinary action against Belgium-based midfielder Ayub Timbe for allegedly ‘being dishonest' about his reasons for skipping Wednesday's friendly against Libya.
Kenya FA President Sam Nyamweya told Goal.com that it was saddening that Timbe had lied to the public that the federation owes him money in refunded tickets.
“We don’t owe Timbe any money and if that was the case he should have contacted the federation instead of going to the media. We are not aware of what he (Timbe) is talking about.”
Nyamweya added, “Since we made our efforts as a federation to send him the ticket to honor the Libya match and he decided to abscond, then we are going to take unspecified disciplinary action."
On claims by the player that he was forced to buy his own ticket to Brussels, Nyamweya said that it was not true insisting that since he took over, his administration has always sent tickets to foreign-based players.
On Tuesday, Timbe’s elder brother - Shaban Timbe, told Goal.com that the 20-year old midfielder had decided to pull out of the Kenya team to face Libya because he is yet to be refunded money he spent to return to his Belgium club Genk after playing against Tanzania in Dar es Salaam last November.