Friday Apr 24, 2020. 14:00
Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama has urged Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to ensure that the country competes in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport ordered FKF to pay former Harambee Stars head coach Adel Amrouche $1 million for wrongful termination last October.
The federation have said that they are unable to pay the Algerian tactician Amrouche a million dollars by Friday, April 24.
As a result, Kenya look likely to be expelled from the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers before a game is played.
Wanyama, who is on the books of American club Montreal Impact, said they want to “continue with our dream” of reaching the finals when speaking to BBC Sport Africa.
“I think we have a chance by playing the qualifiers. But it is true we could be banned by Fifa because of money they owed our former coach.”
“It is a shame something like that can cost a lot of players the opportunity to participate on the world stage,” Wanyama continued.
“I want to urge the FKF to please find a way to settle the matter quickly so that we can continue with our dream to be on the world stage.”
Kenya are in Group E alongside Uganda, Mali, and Rwanda in their qualifying group and the matches are scheduled to start in October 2020.