Fifa threatens disciplinary sanctions against FKF

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World governing body has opened disciplinary action against FKF for taking part in 2015 Cecafa that was not sanctioned

World governing body Fifa has threatened to take disciplinary action against Football Kenya Federation for participating in unsanctioned tournament.

In a letter to FKF signed by Fifa deputy secretary Audrey Cech and obtained by Goal, Fifa have taken issues with the federation for particularly taking part in the 2015 Cecafa tournament that was not sanctioned by Caf and Fifa.

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Fifa has termed the move, which occurred under the watch of immediate former FKF President Sam Nyamweya, a violation of key Fifa’s statutes. "As a result of the foregoing, with reference to article 14 of the Regulations as well as Article 76 of the Fifa Disciplinary Code, we herewith open disciplinary proceedings against FKF.

“In this context, we would like to inform you that the matter will be referred to the next meeting of Fifa Disciplinary committee to be held on March 15, 2017, which will analyze the case with regard to a possible violation of the above mentioned regulations and decide on a possible imposition of sanctions against your association.”

Current FKF office led by President Nick Mwendwa has distanced itself from latest saga and reiterated their commitment and goodwill to abide by Fifa and Caf regulations in regard to planning and taking part in both local and/or international tournaments and/or matches.

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“This administration since assuming office in February 2016 has always sought for clearance from both Caf and Fifa before any international undertaking and continues to do so in line with not only football best practices, but also in accordance with Fifa and Caf regulations,” the federation revealed in a statement.

“In conclusion the federation wishes to state that it remains committed to working closely with both Fifa and Caf and commits to being cooperative throughout the disciplinary case, this even as it strives to restore sanity to Kenyan football.”