Nick Mwendwa Claims Government Still Holds AFCON 2019 Players Bonuses

Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa has revealed that the Harambee Stars players are yet to receive their bonuses from the Africa Cup Of Nations tournament.

Kenya qualified for the Continental showpiece for the first time in fifteen years last year and won one match exiting in the group stage. Mwendwa has however claimed that the players are yet to receive their bonuses.

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“You cannot give bonuses before the match and you also do not include the bonuses in the budget. But we did our part as a federation.

“The bonus was to come later and we hope the Government will give it soon. Although we also understand that the coronavirus pandemic could affect the speed in which that is done,” explained Mwendwa.

He further went on to say that he has written to the Ministry of Sports and is awaiting a reply.

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“The money is with the Government. We were not given any of the bonuses but for the first time our players got a record of the money they were promised. We are still pushing to see whether they will be paid after the Covid-19 pandemic,” added Mwendwa.

The Government had promised to give the national team Sh10 million in bonuses, in a bid to motivate them.

Harambee Stars lost their firs match 2-0 to eventual winners Algeria before getting their only win in a 3-2 win over neighbors Tanzania. The team would again lose  to eventual finalists Senegal in their third and final match.

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