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Coach Migne slaps broke FKF with demand notice for Sh4.5m salary arrears

Harambee Stars coach Sebastian Migne has served Football Kenya Federation (FKF) with a notice demanding payment of salaries arrears amounting to Sh4.5 million, Nairobi News has established.

And should the federation fail to meet his demands in the one-month notice, which expires on October 15, the Frenchman has threatened to quit his job.

Nairobi News also understands that the monies owed to Migne have accumulated over a period of three month.

Incidentally, the notice deadline will elapse just a day after Harambee Stars host Ethiopia in Nairobi in a  qualification match.

The two teams will clash on Wednesday (October 10) in Bahir Dar in the first leg of the tie.


The federation have admitted that they are broke and that indeed they owe the Frenchman accumulated salary arrears.

“We’ve only paid him twice and he has put it in writing saying he wants his money by 15th of October,” FKF president Nick Mwendwa said.

He added: “If we meet our obligation, I think he is happy and motivated to succeed with this team. As an individual, if you’ve not been paid for three months, how do you feel?”

Migne, who took over from Belgian Paul Put in May, has won five and lost three matches as Harambee Stars coach, his memorable result coming in a 1-0 over four-time continental champions Ghana in the the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group “F” match at Kasarani stadium, on September 8.


According to world football governing body, Fifa, latest regulations on the status and transfer of players, one becomes a free agent if he/she has not been paid for two consecutive months.

The 45-year-old and his staff are paid by the Ministry of Sports which has accumulated a huge debt to the local football governing body running into millions of shillings.

Migne reportedly pockets Sh1.5 million monthly salary minus bonuses. His assistant Nicholas Bourriquet and video analyst Michael Igendia are reportedly also owed by the ministry.

“We’ve three permanent staff on the national team bench, the coach, his assistant and analyst. The other members, Osteopath and goalkeeper trainer, are paid per assignment,” said Mwendwa.

The federation flies in goalkeeper trainer Guillame Coffy and Osteopath Ludovic Breul whenever the team has an assignment and they are also paid allowances.