No change in Kenya despite FIFA reporting ‘excellent’ meetings with government

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November 18 – The Kenyan government says the disbanding of the country’s FA remains intact despite positive initial talks with FIFA over the crisis.

Last week FIFA directed the Kenyan authorities to immediately reinstate embattled Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa who has been arrested following the federation being annulled in direct breach of FIFA rules.

Mwendwa was picked up by police at a Nairobi hotel the day after the government set up a 15-member caretaker committee to run the federation and investigate alleged financial irregularities during his tenure. The committee will run football affairs in the country for six months.

FIFA says it will not recognise the committee but Sports Minister Amina Mohamed held talks on Wednesday with FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura describing the virtual meeting as “excellent”.

“All Government of Kenya decisions on football management remain in place and intact,” she said afterwards. “Next meeting will be held next week.”

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