Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has said that Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne will be paid his three month salary arrears in seven days’ time. The Frenchman had served FKF with a month’s notice that was due to expire on October 15 demanding his three month salary reportedly amounting to Sh4.5 million.
“The government has promised us that the coach will be paid by Friday next week,” said Mwendwa during a press conference at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Saturday.
He added: “We appreciate their support, and the gesture they’ve done to this team, the coach is happy, everything is okay and the boys are focused to deliver.”
The government through the ministry of sports is responsible for the national team coach’s payment and his technical bench of three people namely assistant coach Nicholas Bouriq, goalkeeper trainer and osteopath.
The recent barren draw against Ethiopia was Migne’s ninth match as Harambee Stars coach after five wins and three defeats.
Meanwhile, Mwendwa has said that two scenarios stand in the way for Kenya’s qualification for next year’s Afcon in relation to Sierra Leone’s suspension by world football governing body, Fifa.
“As it stands, Sierra Leone loses both Ghana matches on the basis of 3-0 but they can return if they comply with Fifa and in this case, we can play them next month,” revealed Mwendwa.
He added: “Scenario two, if they don’t comply by the time we go into round five of these qualifiers next month, then they will be out since you are required to play 50% of qualification matches, therefore, with seven points after tomorrow (Sunday), we will guarantee ourselves Afcon slot with this scenario meaning we will bag three easy points against Sierra Leone to qualify on nine.”
Sierra Leone were suspended a fortnight ago due to government interference with attempts to have it lifted having proved futile.