FIFA lifts ban on Kenya

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In a letter addressed to the CEO of the Federation of Kenyan Football (KFK), Barry Otieno, the world football governing body, FIFA stated that it had unconditionally lifted the ban on Kenya.

Kenya was banned for a year, effectively ruling them out of all official football activities at that time, which included being barred from the qualification series of the 2023 CAF African Cup of Nation.

Kenya’s FA was banned from all football activities after then Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Amina Mohammed ordered the FKF account audit on the suspicions of FKF president, Nick Mwendwa, misappropriating funds for the development of football in the country.

The FIFA Statement read:

We would like to inform you that the situation of the FKF was submitted to the Bureau of FIFA Council for consideration and the decision on November 25.

In view of these circumstances, the Bureau of the Council decided on November 25 to lift the suspension of the FKF with immediate effect.

Upon the lifting of the suspension, a FIFA-CAF mission team will be deployed to Nairobi in order to define the next steps for FKF and to also meet with the newly appointed Cabinet Secretary for Sports.

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