In a letter to Gor Mahia, FKF CEO Barry Otieno says they cannot organize the match as they are currently locked out of the office.

Suspended Football Kenya Federation [FKF] on Tuesday 23 November, 2021 wrote a letter to Gor Mahia and CAF saying they will not be in a position to to organize the CAF Confederation Cup playoff return match leg between Gor mahia FC and AS Otoho d’Oyo of Congo slated for the 5th December at Nyayo National Stadium.

Gor are set to play Otoho for the first leg this Sunday before the two giants face off again in two week’s time in Nairobi. All these scenarios come at a time when Kenya’s football federation has been disbanded by the government and a caretaker committee comprising of fifteen members led by Rtd. Justice Aaron Ringera installed to run football activities in the country for a period of six months time.

Here is what you need to know, any international match involving countries or clubs from different countries is organized by the host FA and FKF’s disbandment throws  an  arrow into the works.

We wish to inform you that on 11 November 2021, the Cabinet Secretary for Sports released a press statement disbanding FKF and installing an FKF caretaker committee to oversee all football activities in the country,” said Barry Otieno in a letter.

Otieno said FKF’s offices at Kandanda House in Kasarani have been locked and thus they cannot organize the match between the two teams.

“Further, the Cabinet Secretary for Sports Amb. Amina Mohammed also ordered for the total lockdown of the FKF premises denying all federation staff access to the office, a situation that has completely disrupted the federation’s daily routine operations.  In government directive, taking over all football activities in the country  is regrettably unable to independently plan and successfully execute the upcoming CAF Confederation Cup between  Gor Mahia and AS Otoho d’Oyo FC scheduled for December 5, 2021, in Nairobi.”

Otieno further claimed that, FKF officials have been receiving threats from the members of the caretaker committee and they cannot take the risk for they fear for their safety.

Further as a precaution and in consideration of the safety and well-being of the FKF staff who continue to be intimidated by a section of the caretaker committee members, the federation has formally informed CAF on the football situation in the country and FKF’s challenge in organizing the forthcoming palatable fixture,” He concluded the letter.

The same paper-letter war is also expected to affect Tusker’s FC game against CS Faxien that is scheduled for Sunday 28 November, 2021 in Nairobi.

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