CAF bans FKF CEO in what it considers as breach of Covid protocols

VIACliff Riang'a
Written By: Cliff Riang'a

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has banned the CEO of Football Kenya Federation(FKF) Barry Otieno and Harambee Stars Team Manager Ronny Oyando for a period of 6 months from all its football related activities.

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In a communique to the media, CAF stated as follows: “CAF Disciplinary Board has decided to impose a ban of 6(six) months on FKF CEO Barry Otieno, from all football activities relating to CAF, impose a ban of 6 months on Ronny Oyando and fine FKF 20.000USD.”

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According to CAF, Barry Otieno obstructed the CAF officials from enforcing its strict Covid-19 protocols in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match between Comoros and Kenya in Moroni. It is alleged that he frustrated the process that led to a delay in collection of the swabs leading to results being produced few minutes to kick off.

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In a swift response the FKF CEO said: “I have just learnt about the allegations and will be consulting internally on the next steps.

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“Nonetheless, I wish to state that everyone who was present, during the incident, including the Match Commissioner, know that what has been alleged is not true. That notwithstanding, CAF has made a decision and as a member we will comply with it,” Otieno further added.


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