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NAIROBI: Kenya has been fined 2.2 million shillings ($20,000) and two senior football officials suspended for breaching Covid rules in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Comoros, a statement said Saturday.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said the Kenyan team refused to take coronavirus tests before the match in the Comoros capital Moroni in November and only did so when Comoros football officials insisted.

“The test results arrived just a few minutes before the kick off due to the long delay,” CAF said in a statement, adding that four players had tested positive. “Mr Barry Otieno, the general secretary of the Football Kenya Federation, and Mr Ronny Oyando, the Kenyan team manager, disputed the results .... snatched them ... and tore them apart,” it said.

“Four Kenyan players including the skipper Victor Wanyama had tested positive for the coronavirus, yet they took part in the game,” CAF said. Both Otieno and Oyando were each slapped with a six month ban from all football activities for their actions. - AFP/The News International

The federation boss now says they will not appeal against the decision by the African body to ban the CEO and fine them
Football Kenya Federation has reacted to the move by the Confederation of African Football to ban CEO Barry Otieno and fine the body after the official allegedly tore apart PCR tests for Covid-19 before their away match against Comoros.
On Saturday, Caf issued a statement stating they had banned Otieno and Harambee Stars team manager Ronny Oyando for six months each and also fined the federation (USD 20, 000 approximately Ksh2million) for their conduct during the African Cup of Nations qualifier in Moroni. Caf accused Otieno and Oyando of tearing apart the report which indicated four Kenyan players had tested positive for Covid-19. By Dennis Mabuka, Goal
The local federation has unveiled new dates for the mini-transfer window to help clubs beef up their squads
The Football Kenya Federation has confirmed the mid-season transfer window will open on January 25.
According to a statement from the federation obtained by Goal, the window will run from January 25 to March 1.

“FKF wishes to notify all the [Kenya] Premier League clubs and other stakeholders the Second Player registration period [Transfer Window] for the league shall officially open on Monday, January 25, 2021, and shall run through to Monday, March 1, 2021,” read the statement sent to all the clubs and obtained by Goal. By Dennis Mabuka, Goal

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