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