Suspension of Kenya, Football Federation lifted
On 9 Mrach, the FIFA Emergency Committee decided to grant the conditional lifting of the suspension imposed on the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) on 24 October 2006. This decision, which was recommended by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and requested by the President ad interim of the KFF, Mohamed Hatimy, was made possible by the positive developments that had recently been noted, particularly in the wake of a visit to Nairobi by a CAF delegation.
This delegation, comprising two members of the CAF Executive Committee, Dr Amos Adamu (Nigeria), who is also a member of the FIFA Executive Committee, and Celestin Musabymana (Rwanda), secured the following:
• A declaration from the sports minister not to interfere any further in the running of the KFF;
• 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;
• The immediate dissolution of the normalization committee installed by the sports minister and the assurance that the KFF will be run by structures recognized by FIFA and chaired ad interim by Mohamed Hatimy;
• The withdrawal of any pending legal proceedings.