Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa on Thursday suggested the planned talks between his team, the government, Sports Disputes Tribunal representatives , Fifa and other stakeholders, which were set for April 6 could be delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Kenyan football is at crossroads after Fifa recently failed to recognise a ruling by the SDT nullifying FKF polls for a second time in three months. That ruling also declared the end of the National Executive Committee (NEC)’s term of office.
Sports CS Amina Mohamed has supported that ruling and Fifa’s Chief Member Association Officer Veron Monsengo-Omba went on to suggest on March 25 the concerned parties in this stalemate could meet and debate on that crisis “for the sake of peace.”
“Fifa is ready to meet as soon as possible with the FKF, the SDT representative(s), the Minister for Sport and any other relevant stakeholders in order to find a way forward. In this respect, should the world health situation evolve positively by April 6 2020, we shall contact you to explore other possibilities including a meeting by video conference,” Fifa’s letter stated in part.
Mwendwa now says that meeting is in doubt owing to the lockdown in most countries occasioned by the coronavirus.
“Fifa officials will definitely not be coming over (to Nairobi). I would have known that by now with three days to go. I am also not sure of the video conference meeting because even Fifa officials are working from home right now and nothing has been planned as yet,” he explained.