In Summary
  • Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa confirmed that the senior men national team, senior women national team and U23 men national team require atleast Sh83 million within the next week.

The football industry is staring at a crisis with three national teams on the verge of pulling out of their respective continental assignments owing to lack of funds.

Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa on Tuesday confirmed that the senior men, senior women, and Under-23 men national teams require at least Sh83 million within the next week.

But there is no money, he added, as the federation is broke.

Meanwhile, and despite sending in a request to the Ministry of Sports 10 days ago, these monies were yet to be approved and released by Monday evening.

The women's national team, commonly referred to as Harambee Starlets, require Sh43 million to effectively compete against South Africa, Nigeria and Zambia at the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations.

The competition will be staged in Ghana between November 17 and December 1, and Starlets if all goes well, coach David Ouma and his charges should depart for Accra next week on Tuesday.

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