FKF requires Sh61million for upcoming five assignments

FKF boss Nick Mwendwa and President Uhuru Kenyatta.jCourtesy.

Football Kenya Federation have revealed that they need Sh61m to successful send five teams for international assignments.

The federation has five teams – Harambee Stars, U-17, U-20, U-23 and Harambee Starlets – who have matches coming up in the next one week.

Harambee Stars will play two friendly matches away in Morocco against Comoros and Central African Republic, U-20 tackle Uganda in African qualifier, U-17 take part in Cecafa tournament in Burundi, U-23 play away in friendly against Uzbekistan while Harambee Starlets will tackle Zambia away.

FKF boss Nick Mwendwa has exclusively told Goal that they have played their part as a federation to organize for the upcoming matches and are now waiting for the government’s input to fulfill the same.

“We have five teams going for international assignments in coming weeks and we need Sh61million. We have presented our budget to the government and hopefully they will aid our course.

“Remember the government had promised to help us when sponsors SportPesa pulled out and that is why we have approached them. We have five teams going out for various competitions, something that never happened during the past regime.”

Mwendwa also confirmed that they are yet to receive the team bus promised to Harambee Stars by Deputy President William Ruto after they won Cecafa title last December. “I have been following on the issue but all they (government) say there is no money for now.

“We already have secured the type of bus we need for the team and will unveil it as soon as the government meets their pledge.”

Gor Mahia also requires Sh10m to honour their return leg of Caf Champions League against Esperance of Tunisia.