Tusker FC skipper Jesse Were and his team mate Danson Kago will not see national team action at least for three months as per a letter from the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) detailing that they are suspended over indiscipline.
The two allegedly sneaked alcohol to camp in the run up to the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Zambia on Sunday 6 September in Nairobi.
The players shared the same room during the camp at the Mvuli Hotel in the run up to the match and after the FKF investigation they were found guilty even though they played no part in the game that Kenya went on to lose 1 – 2 at the Nyayo National Stadium.
366football.com managed to access the letter from the federation, addressed to the two players as well as the Tusker chairman James Musyoki detailing the suspension.
Here’s the full letter:
We convey our appreciation for the cordial and friendly working relationship between Tusker FC and the Federation and more so on the timely release for the national duties whenever called upon to do so.
Players from Tusker FC over the past years have made great and significant contribution to the national team thus boosting our performance internationally, however during the period of preparation for the 2017 African Cup qualifier between Kenya and Zambia, two players from Tusker FC namely Jesse Were and Danson Kago who had been paired together, one of the evenings while in camp sneaked in alcohol into their hotel room and the same was later brought to the attention of the National Team Head Coach and the Technical bench.
The National Head Coach internally took measures and sidelined the two key players from the starting lineup pending further disciplinary action, the same was communicated to the Federation.
The Federation summoned the entire National team technical bench on 21st September 2015 for a meeting to deliberate on among other things the matter and we painfully arrived at a decision to suspend the two players Jesse Were and Danson Kago for a period of 3 months from any national team assignments.
By a copy of this letter the same is communicated to the players.