Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Kenya barred from Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

Both Kenya and Zimbabwe have been barred from participating in the Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in Cote d’Ivoire.

The qualifiers which will kick off in June 2022 will see both countries miss out following suspension by the world football governing body FIFA.

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Initially, both Kenya and Zimbabwe had been issued a two-week ultimatum by CAF to adhere to FIFA demands if they are to participate in the qualifiers. The suspensions followed political interference in football activities by both countries.

It is due to the suspension that the two countries will automatically be eliminated from their respective groups. The remaining teams will participate as per communication issued after the draw with the final runners-up team qualifying for the finals.

A week ago, Sports CS Amina Mohamed formed a 12-member committee tasked with leading a 6-member Secretariat on matters of sports for a period of five weeks.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 54 (1) of the Sports Act, 2013, the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Heritage appoints the Football Kenya Federation Transition Committee.” Read the Gazette notice

The committee led by Aaron Ringera and Lindah Oguttu will ensure that the new team undertakes its mandate as the Sports Act in the country.

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Alex Kiprop
Alex Kiprop
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