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Government Bails Out Kenya FA to Clear Cecafa Cup debts

The Kenyan government has finally accepted to off-set the debts incurred by organizers of the on-going Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.
Kenya FA President, Sam Nyamweya.
The Kenyan government has finally accepted to off-set the debts incurred by organizers of the on-going Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.

 

Cecafa Media Officer, told URN that in what is widely seen as a great relief to the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) the hosts of this year’s CECAFA Challenge Cup, the Kenyan government pledged to settle all the outstanding accommodation and air ticket bills related to this tournament.

 

The letter signed by the Kenyan Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts, Principle Secretary Patrick Omutia informed the Kenya FA that they received the request to assist in settling these bills and they will undertake to do the same immediately .

 

FKF contracted Liberty Group to facilitate the logistical needs of the tournament but the relationship between the two bodies had started going sour over none payment. Some teams had already fallen victims of the circumstances by denying them entry into hotels until the payment of the outstanding bills.

 

But with the new trend, the Kenyan government has strongly warned that all the participating teams should not be inconvenienced again for such non-payment. The letter, a copy of which has been hand delivered to Cecafa by the Kenya FA, President Sam Nyamweya is addressed to the Managing Director of Liberty Group.

 

The Kenyan government accepted to pay KShs. 41,386,026 in total (US$600,000). The money will cater for air tickets and the balance will cover accommodation costs in six hotels.

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