Sex scandal costs Harambee Starlets coach job
19 July 2016, 19:08
Nairobi - Football Kenya Federation FKF has asked national women’s soccer team Harambee Starlets goalkeeper trainer Lawrence Webo to temporarily vacate his position citing a sex scandal surrounding the team.
Sources close to the federation has disclosed the decision was reached Monday night after word went round last weekend that the ladies are being forced to use their body as incentives to some officials to earn a place in the team.
The allegations surfaced just after the team resumed training last week in readiness for a series of friendly matches where they have been invited to feature in a tournament in Spain before travelling to Germany for other test matches.
Reports unearthed after some players who were dropped from the team alleged they were victimised after declining to give in to demands of a certain officer, in which Webo was adversely mentioned though he has refuted such claims.
According to the players, those who accepted such demands were spared, a decision that raised eyebrows.
Commenting on the development FKF President Nick Mwendwa said they asked Webo to step aside to allow investigations since he was heavily mentioned in the scandal.
" We have asked him to step aside and allow investigations to take place," he stated.
Meanwhile, Starlet’s head coach David Ouma who together with Webo, are the only male members of the technical bench has termed the allegations untrue.
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