The Kenyan national team will now get a one night stay in Cairo after the Egyptian government moved in to intervene
The Egyptian government have come to the rescue of the Harambee Stars, who were facing eviction from their hotel in Cairo owing to unpaid bills.
The Kenyan national team is in Cairo for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Group G opener against the Pharaohs set for Thursday night.
FKF President Nick Mwendwa revealed that the team was facing eviction from their hotel owing to unpaid bills. He went on to blame the Kenyan government for the situation, which threatened to scuttle their fixtures against Egypt.
But in a quick rejoinder, the government through the Permanent Secretary for Sports Kirimi Kaberia threw the blame back to the federation saying the FKF was at fault for not providing the government with the necessary details, saying they wanted the money in cash.
“We have been asking the federation to send us account details for the hotel they are staying in Egypt but this has not happened,” Kaberia said.
“We cannot send money without the details needed. FKF also wanted money in cash but the government told them to provide the invoice so the payment can be made directly to the hotel.”
However, Mwendwa has now said that the Egyptian government, through the Ministry of Sports, have intervened to save the team from the eviction embarrassment but for only a single night.
The government and FKF have been accusing one another of the financial crisis which has been experienced by both the men and women’s national teams.