We Are Broke, FKF Admit


Football Kenya Federation acting CEO Barry Otieno has admitted that the federation is struggling financially and is unable to meet most of its financial obligations.

This comes in the wake of criticism leveled against the federation over the negligence of Gor Mahia defender Philemon Otieno.

The rightback picked an injury while on national duty and requires surgery on his torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament.

His club and the federation are tussling on who should foot the bill and FKF CEO Otieno has admitted that the federation is not in a position to help right now as it’s struggling financially owing to a row between them and the taxman over tax evasion.

Otieno’s statement

We proactively explored the option of taking the player to France for surgery, however this never materialised as the funds that we were expecting delayed and when they finally came KRA put up an agency notice on all our accounts due to tax arrears dating back to 2012.

We have since agreed on a settlement plan with KRA but only after they deducted part of the outstanding tax arrears from the little money that was in our accounts.

The situation has left the federation in a position where it is unable to meet most of its obligations and activities.

In fact the situation is so dire that we have since written to FIFA on the effect that this has had on our operations.

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