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Nick Mwendwa: Kenya will appeal decision to reinstate Equatorial Guinea for Awcon

6:30 AM WAT 08/11/2018
Nick Mwendwa FKF President.
Harambee Starlets had already been pooled in Group B of the competition that is set to be staged in Ghana from November 17

Football Kenya Federation now says they will consider appealing against the decision to reinstate Equatorial Guinea for the Awcon finals.

On Wednesday, Confederation of African Football (Caf) confirmed in a statement that they had reinstated Equatorial Guinea and thus killing the hopes of Kenya’s Harambee Starlets from taking part in the tournament that is set to kick-off on November 17 in Ghana.

Kenya had appealed against the inclusion of Annette Jacky Messomo in the squad that eliminated the Starlets, and on September 8, the Caf Disciplinary Council ruled in favour of the East African nation.

The latest development to once again reinstate Equatorial Guinea, came just a day after the Kenyan federation threatened to pull out the Starlets from the tournament owing to luck of funds.

But speaking exclusively to, FKF President Nick Mwendwa now says they will not give up until they get justice. “It a very huge blow to the girls and Kenyan football at large and I really don’t understand how they reached at that decision. It will definitely demoralize the girls, who have been in camp for the last few weeks but we will not stop there.

“We are considering appealing against the latest decision by Caf to reinstate Equatorial Guinea. I am talking to our lawyer in CAS right now and we must take an injunction from them (CAS) to stop the tournament from kicking-off until we get justice.”

Harambee Starlets had been pooled in Group B alongside Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia.