CAF slaps FKF's Otieno with six month ban

CAF slaps FKF's Otieno with six month ban

FKF also slapped with Ksh 2.2 million fine

Barry Otieno/Photo/FKF

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has handed six month bans to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) CEO Barry Otieno and Harambee Stars official Ronny Oyando.

The statement from CAF reads, "On the day of the match the General Secretary of the Comoros Football Federation came in early to take their PCR tests, and he was met with refusal from the Kenyan national team’s management, they delayed the process for three hours until they finally gave in."

 "The test results arrived just a few minutes before Kick-off, during warm-up, due to the said delay. The Commissioner did not get the chance to check the results himself as Mr. Barry Otieno, the General Secretary of the Kenyan Football Federation and Mr. Ronny Oyando, the Kenyan Team Manager disputed the results as soon as they have become aware of them and snatched them from his hands and tore them apart."

"According to the PCR tests copies that were acquired after the match, four players have all tested positive before the match yet took part in the game and risked the contamination of the opposing team as well as their fellow teammates and all officials that were involved in match 94 of the Total African Cup of Nations Qualifiers."

The FKF has also been fined US$ 20000 (Ksh 2.2 million).

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