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FKF to challenge Amrouche ban

22 July 2014, 15:04

Nairobi - The Football Kenya Federation will challenge the 12 month ban handed out to Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche by CAF.

In a statement Tuesday, FKF said it was apparent that the ban handed out for alleged spitting by the coach was too harsh.

The FKF did however say that in the case the ban was not changed, it would seek a new coach to take care of the national team.

" Football Kenya Federation herewith confirms receipt of the notice of suspension of our national senior men's team coach Adel Amrouche for a period of one year by the Confederation of African Football.


" From the outset, FKF reiterates that it stands in solidarity with Mr Amrouche and will do everything possible to ensure he continues with his work as head coach of Harambee Stars.


" In this regard, the federation will invoke the right to appeal provisions as provided for by the Statutes and policy because the decision to suspend the coach for one year is far too harsh a disciplinary measure to be meted out by CAF.


" In the meantime, FKF wishes to call on all Kenyans to be calm as we pursue the options available to us with a view to ensuring that the team is well attended as we prepare for the crucial 2015 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying return leg match against Lesotho and the group stages of the campaign, which we are confident of progressing into.


" Should our appeal and all other channels of reprieve fail, FKF assures the country that it has alternatives to look at and implement to ensure there is no vacuum in the technical management of Harambee Stars now and in the future.

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