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FIFA lifts ban on Kenya Football Federation

kenyaff.jpgThe FIFA Emergency Committee has today decided to lift the suspension imposed on the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) on 24 October 2006 on certain conditions.

This decision,recommended by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), was made possible by the positive developments that have recently been noted in Kenya.

A delegation, comprising of two members of the CAF Executive Committee, Dr Amos Adamu (Nigeria), who is also a member of the FIFA Executive Committee, and Mohamed Hatimy (Rwanda), visited Nairobi and secured the following:

  1. a declaration from the sports minister not to interfere any further in the running of the KFF;
  2. respect for the agreements reached with FIFA (in particular, the agreement signed in Cairo in January 2006) as well as observance of FIFA’s Statutes and principles;
  3. the immediate dissolution of the normalisation committee installed by the sports minister and the assurance that the KFF will be run by structures recognised by FIFA and chaired ad interim by Mohamed Hatimy;
  4. the withdrawal of any pending legal proceedings.

A FIFA delegation will visit Nairobi from 14 to 16 March 2007 with a view to implementing a road map for the immediate relaunch of Kenyan football with amendment of the KFF statutes in accordance with the instructions sent to the 207 FIFA member associations.

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