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Amrouche prepares Sh100 million suit against FKF

By DAVID KWALIMWA February 28th, 2016 1 min read

Former Harambee Stars coach, Adel Amrouche, says he will sue Football Kenya Federation for breach of contract.

The Algerian born Belgian coach is seeking Sh100 million in damages, according to confidential documents in our possession.

Amrouche claims his five-year arrangement to manage the national team was irregularly terminated by the previous office led by then chairman Sam Nyamweya in August 2014.

Amrouche was relieved of his duties after Kenya lost to Lesotho in the 2015 Africa Nations Cup qualifiers. At the time of his dismissal, Amrouche had a Government approved contract worth Sh2.5 million monthly salary, running upto 2019.

Nyamweya at the time claimed Amrouche could not discharge his duties owning to a Caf suspension slapped on him for indecent conduct. He has since served out the ban.


“We will be talking to Fifa and let them help us here. At the moment this is the only way forward,” Amrouche told Nairobi News.

Amrouche, who has previously managed the Burundi national team and Congoelse side Daring Club (DC Motema Pembe), has since reported the matter to Fifa’s Dispute Committee after attempts to discuss a solution with current FKF President Nick Mwendwa flopped.

His legal representatives are understood to have requested Mwendwa to hand him back the job at around the time Stanley Okumbi was hired a few days ago to take charge of the team in a contract said to be worth Sh500,000 monthly.

Okumbi replaced Bobby Williamson who was also sacked by the Mwendwa administration and is awaiting compensation worth Sh30 million.