Kenya Fa: Harambee Stars’ V Lesotho Was ‘fixed’

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(Last Updated On: August 15, 2014)

Federation has set set up a seven man committee to investigate whether Kenya v Lesotho African Cup of Nations qualifier was fixed or sabotaged

Football Kenya Federation have set up a seven man committee to investigate whether Kenya v Lesotho African Cup of Nations qualifier was fixed or sabotaged.

A statement from Kenya FA signed by CEO Michael Esakwa and obtained by Goal, claims that the decisive match was either fixed or there was sabotage from team’s technical bench.

“The outcome of Lesotho fixture, home and away legs was not ordinary and machinations around the two matches left a lot to be desired.

“The general conduct of head coach Adel Amrouche, who was serving a Caf suspension, left his official assistants alliniated and ultimately undermined by singular action of arbitrarily designating an individual unknown to the federation to be the acting coach of the match.

“The fielding and tactical approach to the match did not show right intentions and it was clear that the technical bench either underestimated the opponent without due understanding of the gravity of the match or deliberately undermined expectations of Kenyans.

“Arising from observations above, which brings to fore question of whether the match was fixed or there was deliberate sabotage, following decisions have been decided unanimously.

“Setting up an inquiry on the match with specific terms, but not limited to, probe possible match fixing and/ or sabotage. In doing this, the seven man committee will investigate conduct of technical bench, communications trends involving members of the team, meeting and or interactions with individuals within mainstream of Kenyan football circles, and all other factors that can help clarify the issue.

“The committee to be chaired by Prof. Moni Wekesa will comprise of James Siang’a, Bob Oyugi, John Ngururi, JJ Masiga, Glady Waweru and lawyer Fred Ashimosi.”

The statement further reveals that Technical Director Jacob “Ghost” Mulee will remain suspended pending investigations by probe team while Adel Amrouche has until August 15 (Friday) to show cause why his contract should not be terminated for bringing Kenyan game into disrepute.

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