Nationwide Division One
Zone A runaway leaders Bandari FC have been punished for ‘sneaking ‘out of the
country to play friendly matches in Tanzania without express authority of
Football Kenya Federation.
According to a letter by FKF Secretary General Omondi Aduda dated 19 September 2012 addressed to the Secretary of Bandari FC, the team has been fined Kshs 300,000 (Three Hundred thousand), failure to which will lead to suspension from all football related activities for two years.
Part of Aduda’s letter states;
-Football Kenya Federation wishes to bring your attention that on 22 August 2012 your club secretary submitted to the national office a letter reference BOD/1/1/12 requesting authority to travel to Tanzania for two friendly matches against Yanga FC and Coastal Union respectively.
Rules and regulations
-Upon receipt of your letter the federation after considering the request noted that since we had not received any official communication from the Tanzania Football Authorities as required in the FIFA/CAF rules and regulations concerning international friendlies, FKF could not sanction the trip.
However on 26 August 2012 the team departed for the above mentioned tour without our approval thus violating article Article 3:1 RULES OF KENYA….SANCTIONING OF MATCHES….
All clubs are members of the Federation and are bound by the universal football rules.
Payable before your next match
In lieu of this serious violation of Football Kenya Federation after deliberations hereby informs your club that the relevant committee has resolved as follows;
1. Fine your club Kshs 300,000/= payable before your next match (on Saturday 29 September 2012 against KSL Thola Glass)
2. Failure by your club to pay the fine will lead to suspension from all football related activities for a period of two years as specified in the rules and regulations governing Kenyan football.’
The letter is copied to Coast NEC Member Hussein Terry, Chairperson of League and Competition Doris Petra and South Coast Branch Secretary Evans Mwachia.