Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has stated the Harambee Stars will not be barred from participating in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
He stated this amid concerns that Kenya’s chances of taking part in the qualifiers may be affected due to the case FKF is involved in with the former coach Adel Amrouche.
World football governing body, FIFA, is yet to give their judgment over the pending case which will determine Kenya’s fate, although it has been revealed earlier that the FKF and Amrouche are deep in a negotiation to settle the case and the talks enjoy the blessing of the world governing body.
“Some people have been waiting to see Kenya disqualified from the World Cup qualifiers. Let me tell you, Kenya will not be barred from participating in the qualifiers. I will not state how but let me assure you we will be in the 2022 Qatar qualifiers,” Mwendwa told NTV.
Mwendwa claimed Amrouche has been siding with some people in the country who have been pushing for a ban but remains confident the matter will be settled eventually.
“But the fact Amrouche has been siding with people and even called me to resign means he has become an opponent in the ongoing politics,” said the FKF boss.
“We have a plan, a concrete one but whose details I cannot divulge now and I know such news to my opponents is very hurting. They want Kenya not to succeed just because it is Mwendwa who is at the helm.
“We are going to Qatar, how? let me keep silent now but soon I will reveal how,” he said.