Kenyan coach Sebastien Migne has once again threatened to quit over delayed salary.
Football Kenya Federation Media Liaison Officer Barry Otieno has confirmed to Goal that the French coach is owed three months’ salary and they are waiting for the government to wire in the money.
Otieno further says the coach, who is still unbeaten with Kenya since replacing Paul Put, has handed the federation a quit notice dated December 19 if the dues are not paid by then.
“It is true we owe the coach salary accrued for three months but we are still waiting for the government to send the same so that we can wire it to his account.
“He (Migne) has already slapped the federation with a deadline of December 19 and if the money is not paid in full, he has threatened to quit. We hope the issue will be sorted out as soon as possible because we need him to prepare the team for the 2019 Afcon finals.”
Harambee Stars have already qualified for the Afcon finals after Caf disqualified Sierra Leone from Group F of the qualifiers following a Fifa ban. The results of their two games played thus far - against Kenya (2-1 win) and Ethiopia (1-0 defeat) - were nullified, leaving only three teams in the group.
By the current standings, Kenya and Ghana, with seven and six points to their names respectively, have secured qualification tickets for the final tournament ahead of the final and only remaining match of the group which coincidentally involves the two sides in March next year.
Five points adrift of the Black Stars on the second position and without any more games to play, Ethiopia are out of the race and nothing but group winners status is up for grabs when the Black Stars host the Harambee Stars in March.