CAF slaps one year ban on Kenyan coach

Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche has been handed a one year ban by Confederation of African Football (Caf) for allegedly spitting at a referee

Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche has been suspended for one year in a move that could end his reign at the team.

Amrouche was suspended by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) after being guilty of spitting on a match official.

He had earlier been slapped with a two match suspension pending submission of the matter to Caf disciplinary board. The board under chairmanship of Raymond Hack from South Africa, had it's sitting last Thursday at Caf headquarters in Cairo where the decision was finally made to ban the Kenyan coach.

In its ruling obtained by Goal, the board found Amrouche guilty of breaching article 129 (c) of its rules which provides for a 12 match ban to anyone spitting at a match official.

"The suspension is effective from first day of notification namely July 20, 2014,” a letter confirming the suspension and copied to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) read in part.

The letter further states that this decision will be forwarded to World governing body Fifa which may extend the sanction internationally meaning that Amrouche cannot coach any team anywhere in the world during the period of suspension.

"The decision can be contested before Caf appeals board. The party intending to appeal shall announce this intention in writing within three days of notification of decision," the letter from Caf adds.

Kenya FA had earlier appealed against the two match suspension slapped on Amrouche by arguing that the coach did not spat on the match official and accused the official of lying in it's report.