World Football governing body FIFA has officially ordered the Football Kenya Federation to pay former Harambee Stars coach Adel Amrouche Ksh109 for wrongful dismissal.
In a statement sent to newsrooms, FKF through its secretary and CEO Barry Otieno confirmed the order.
Football Kenya Federation is in receipt of a communique from FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee directing that former Harambee Stars Head Coach Adel Amrouche be paid Kes. 109 Million in compensation, for wrongful dismissal. Read part of the statement.
It also states that the amount should be cleared within the next 30 days, failure to which disciplinary action will be taken.
The Communication, signed by FIFA Disciplinary Committee chairperson Yeboah Anin, additionally directs that the payment to Mr. Amrouche be made within the next 30 days, failure to which FIFA will sanction Kenya.
A further 4 million fine was slapped on the federation as a basic procedure for the costs incurred.
The federation has also been fined an additional Kes. 4 million as costs sustained in connection with the arbitration procedures and costs for the FIFA Disciplinary Committee proceeding. The Statement continued.
The federation has promised to involve both the government and FIFA to ensure that the matter is solved conclusively and without any sanctioned issued.
Amrouche was sacked in 2014 after which he filed a suit with the Fifa Players Status Committee that awarded him Sh60 million compensation.
He appealed that ruling at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), which increased the amount to Sh109m.