World football governing body FIFA has lifted the financial ban on Kenya imposed in 2015, effectively confirming that Kenya will once again start receiving development fees to aid in the federation’s programs.
The federation will now receive the Ksh 75 Million yearly development funding in order to continue with building structures aimed at improving football standards in the country.
In a letter written to the federation CEO Robert Muthomi by Fifa’s head of development Cyril Loisel, Kenya will now be among the country’s to receive $5 million (Approx Ksh 500 Million) in the four-year cycle which translates to Ksh 125 Million a year out of which Ksh 75 Million will be for development.
The letter states:
We are pleased to inform you of the decision to Iift the temporary suspension of FIFA development funding to Football Kenya Federation (FKF) taken by the FIFA Audit and Compliance Committee on 8 May 2016.
Effective as of this date, FIFA development funding has now been unblocked to allow FKF to remain liquid and functioning, to continue to build improved systems and to reinstate normal order within Kenyan football.
Over the course of 2016, FIFA will reassess the new systems and structures put in place at FKF and monitor all milestones within the action plan agreed and shared with FKF leadership. Should the action plan not be implemented by the association, the FIFA general secretariat Will withhold future development funding to FKF.
The decision to Iift the temporary suspension also extended to the inclusion FKF in the central FIFA audit programme for 2016 as governed by article 16 para.1 „ 5 of the FIFA “Forward” Development Programme Regulations.
We thank you for your continued cooperation.