World football governing body Fifa has ordered Football Kenya Federation (FKF)to pay former Harambee Stars coach Henri Michel Sh4.5 million in salary arrears.
Fifa has also warned that that it will open proceedings against FKF for violation of Article 64 of the Fifa Disciplinary Code (FDC).
Here is part of the letter addressed to FKF.
“We refer to the above-mentioned matter, as we have learnt that the Football Kenya Federation has not acted in accordance with the decision (to pay the coach) passed by the Single Judge of the Players’ Status Committee on 25 February 2014. This would appear to be a violation of article 64 of the Fifa Disciplinary Code (FDC), and as such, it will be the subject of an investigation by the Fifa Disciplinary Committee,”
“We are therefore opening disciplinary proceedings against the Football Kenya Federation in respect of a violation of article 64 of the FDC.”
“With this in mind, we hereby urge the Football Kenya Federation to pay immediately the outstanding amounts due to the coach Mr Henri Michel, namely EUR 40,000 as well as 5percent interest per-year to be calculated in accordance with the decision of the Single Judge of the Players’ Status Committee dated 25 February 2014 until the date of effective payment, and to send us a copy of proof of payment.”
FKF through its General Secretary Robert Muthomi has however said that they do not have the judgment in their possession and have requested for a copy of the decision before commenting on the matter.
The ruling made in February 2014 was communicated to the federation, then, under the leadership of Sam Nyamweya but they failed to act.
Michel was hired as Stars coach in August 2012 but he quit two months later after citing differences with the Federation.
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