World Football governing body FIFA has suspended Kenya from international football due to Government interference.


In their 72nd meeting held by videoconference, while approving the agenda for the 72nd FIFA Congress, which will be staged in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday, 31 March 2022, the body confirmed that they had suspended both Zimbabwe and Kenya due to interference by the government.


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“Without prejudice to any investigations by national authorities or other judicial bodies, the FIFA Council also decided to suspend the Football Kenya Federation and the Zimbabwe Football Association with immediate effect due to undue interference by a third party,” a statement noted.


FIFA President Gianni Infantino added in the presser: “We are never happy to take such decisions but we have firm and clear rules in our statures that don’t allow government interference (in football).”


The Kenya Football Federation and the Government of Kenya have been at loggerheads since last year with the Ministry of Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed locking Nick Mwendwa out of office.


The tug of war has since seen the Kenya Women national team Harambee Starlets miss a pace in the 2022 African Women Cup of Nations.


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