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Kenya crisis continues.....

Posted: 30 October 2009 Time: 13:32

It is not exactly new, but Kenyan football continues to be enmeshed in controversy ahead of next month's 2010 World Cup qualifier against Nigeria.

While the KFF and KPL battle for administrative supremacy, the national coaches association have stepped in to compel national coach Antoine Hey to recall five players, including star forward Denis Oliech to the national team.

Kenya's Tower of Babel was no different prior to their opening day loss to Tunisia, where it got so bad that kit for the game had to be purchased from local stores in Nairobi.

This time, the government-supported KFF tried, unsuccessfully to hijack the organsiation of the game from the FIFA-backed KPL, a move that prompted KPL vice President Titus Kasuve to brand the rival organisation as 'jokers'.

“Ignorance is no defence. This match is organised under the auspices of Fifa. KFL is the association recognised and affiliated to Fifa,” Kasuve told BBC Sport.

“Nobody else in this country can pretend to print tickets for [national team] matches or organise any national team. “If you went to that other group and asked them-where are the match officials coming from? Where is the match commissioner coming from? Where will the match be played? They know nothing.

“They can’t even write to clubs to request for our foreign-players to be released for the game. Nobody recognises them. They are just big jokers.”

Early this week, the Kenya Football coaches Association Kefoca came out with a press statement asking Hey to recall Oliech and four others to the squad.

Jamal Mohammed, Edgar Ochieng, Lawrence Owino and Duncan Ochieng are the players being pushed by Kefoca.

Hey is yet to dignify their request with a response, and is expected to be shown  the door immediately after the qualifiers are concluded.

Previous comments on this story...

posted: 03:00 pm
Forumites, Please can somebody assist me by explaining what KON intends to achieve by this article? Well if the intention is to tell us that the crises in Kenya Football Association is an opportunity for our Super Eagles to beat the Kenyans on their soil, so be it but can Our Super Eagles take this opportunity?
posted: 03:11 pm
Good one, may be they might just fall on their face so that our SE wins and by miracle qualifies for the world cup!!

Billion Original
posted: 04:11 pm
I'm still waiting to bash some of my guys on this forum! I'm just waiting...cos' I know we'll make it at long last. I know.
posted: 07:44 pm

.........................@ Billion

EVEN OF NIGERIA BEAT KENYA 5000-0 & we qualify to a TUNISIA slip-up .....You have nothing to say

Like we use to sing here in England, WHAT EVER WILL BE ...WILL BE

I be Naija 4 life, still.

posted: 07:51 pm
thats telling him[billion] yinka..
posted: 01:55 am
Hey guys be careful , this might be a trick on the sides of the Kenyans, so that Nigerian will not take them so serious on d day .......dont underates the Kenyans , they might be more deadly than the Mosambiques afterall...
posted: 01:30 pm
After going down 3-0 in the first match many people wrote the team off but they stunned their doubters to come back from the dead to draw levels 3-3 But the team had faith in themselves and have gone on to top the group..... I hope the fans that booed them on that day will start going back to the stadium to cheer them as they ride to the crown.

Lets believe and have faith in our team. The SE will be at SA if only we believe and support our team to the end.

posted: 09:07 am
Sign of God working in favor of Migeria.
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