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REVEALED: Kenyan coach Sebastien Migne threatens to quit, gives FKF ultimatum

22:26 GMT+3 03/10/2018
Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne.
The move comes hours after the government promised to pay tickets for the team to honour the decisive match set for Bahir

Kenyan coach Sebastien Migne’s patience is now running out and could walk away from the team, Goal can exclusively reveal.

The French tactician, who signed a three-year deal to handle the side following the exit of Paul Put, is owed a salary accruing to Sh6m and is now threatening to walk away if this is not sorted out.

A top FKF official, who did not want to be named, has told Goal that the coach has given a notice until October 15, to have the issue sorted out or else he will take the next flight home.

“It is unfortunate that we have now reached a point to discuss Migne’s salary in public. He is owed salaries for July, August and September.

“I don’t think we should be discussing that issue now as we have a crucial match against Ethiopia coming up. The truth of the matter is that the head coach is not happy, he has asked that he gets paid the accrued salary by October 15, if not, we will have to get a new coach again.”

Migne was in charge as Kenya revived their hopes of making it to the 2019 Afcon finals after downing Ghana’s Black Stars 1-0. The coach also led the team to beat Malawi by a similar margin in a friendly contest.

Kenya will be seeking to get another victory when they take on Ethiopia’s Walya Antelopes over two legs to be in a good position to qualify for next year’s final to be held in Cameroon.

Kenya will play Ethiopia away on October 10 at the 60,000-seater Bahir Dar Stadium followed by the return leg at the Kasarani Stadium. On Wednesday, the government pledged to give tickets for a contingent of 36 for the trip.