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Government on the spot as Kenyan coach Sebastien Migne is owed two months salary

10:02 pm AEST 15/9/18
Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne.
Goal can exclusively reveal that coach Sebastien Migne is yet to receive salaries for July and August & this could trigger his exit

It has now emerged that Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne is yet to receive monthly salary accruing to Sh4million.

Goal can exclusively reveal that the Frenchman, who replaced Paul Put after signing a three-year contract in May, has not received salaries for the months of July and August.

Recently an agitated Migne threatened to resign despite Kenya picking a vital 1-0 win over Ghana’s Black Stars in the Afcon qualifier. “I don’t want to speak too much, I want to keep calm, quiet but I need to think about the future,” Migne said before storming out of the press conference.

Goal now understands that efforts by Football Kenya Federation to plead with the government to sort out the coach’s salary issue have fallen on deaf ear. “The federation have tried the much they can to help solve the problem but nothing is working for now.

"The coach is now owed Sh4million, he only received salaries for May and June, the debt could double if not cleared in time as we are heading to another new month,” said a source, who did not want to be named.

Migne has already won two matches with Kenya, after the crucial Ghana win, he managed to beat Malawi’s Flame by a similar score line but in a friendly. The win against Ghana revived Kenya’s hopes of reaching the 2019 Afcon finals as they moved three points level with the Black Stars.

Goal also understands that Harambee Stars players are yet to receive their match bonuses and allowances as the government is yet to release Sh19million that was budgeted for the Ghana and Malawi matches.

When reached for comment, FKF President Nick Mwendwa refused to comment on the matter. However, Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Achesa referred Goal to FKF insisting that they have done their part in regards to Harambee Stars.

“We have played a very big role as far as Harambee Stars is concerned. We have paid everything, kindly ask Nick Mwendwa that question,” said Achesa, before disconnecting the call.

The federation also needs Sh26million to play Ethiopia away and at home in October.