Timothy Otieno, a striker with the Kenya Under 20 national team had been drafted for the country’s second round African Youth Championship (AYC) return tie on Saturday 11 August against Egypt.
He, however, travelled to Mombasa with Kakamega High School for the Airtel Rising Stars Kenya Secondary School Sports Association games.
On Wednesday 8 August, Hussein Terry Football Kenya
Federation’s Chair of Youth Committee and Football Kenya Federation, asked
immediately release the player for national duty, a request which the
school’s head Coach Nyabinge Nyatike turned
down, saying that he was one of their links to the title.
In response, Terry has come out to say that Kakamega High are not playing fair in the school games.
-We are aware that Otieno has a contract with Division One side Congo JMJ United and he turns up for all their league matches, Terry told Futaa.com.
-The player is clearly not in school. Not unless he operates on a part-time schedule, which we are sure is not the case.
Terry now says that the federation is launching investigation into the situation and promises to take action against the school.