Pay me or I quit: Harambee Stars coach tells FKF
Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne has threatened to quit his job unless he is paid his outstanding dues within the next 10 days.
Migne has further stunned Kenyan football fans by announcing that he is yet to be paid his dues for the months of September, October and November.
The former Republic of Congo coach also hinted he that is ‘stranded’, just like his predecessor Adel Amrouche, who was once locked out of his apartment.
This literally means the Frenchman masterminded Kenya’s impressive victories over Ghana and Ethiopia in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on an ’empty stomach’.
These results were crucial in enabling Kenya to qualify for the biennial continental football showpiece for the first time in 14 years.
Now the 46-year old coach has served Football Kenya Federation (FKF) with a pay-up or I quit notice due to expire on December 19.
“I’ve not received my salary for the past three months. I am (also) yet to receive payment of my accommodation but whenever I read the newspaper, everyone is talking of winning AFCON,” Migne was quoted by Sunday Nation.
“I don’t speak about victory. The first stage is bringing all stakeholders on board. If you know little about football, it is impossible for Kenya to think of winning now. Kenya has won one game at the final tournament since the beginning of this kind of competition then you think you can win today?” he posed.
FKF media chief Barry Otieno confirmed that the federation owes Migne the said salary arrears. So did Sports PS Kirimi Kaberia, who added that his Ministry is ‘working round the clock’ to settle the arrears.
“We are waiting for money from the sports ministry to pay him,” said Otieno.
Migne, who penned a three-year contract with FKF in May, reportedly, earns Sh1.5 million per month. His compatriot Nicholas Bourriquet is assistant and Michael Igendia the video analyst.
This is the second time in about three months the Frenchman is demanding his pay despite delivering on the pitch.